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SIR EDWARD PTTT, of Kyre, 1612. 

Born 1541. Died 1618. Aged 77. 

His Grandson, Edward, aged 6, 1612. 

On Panel, 5 ft. 6 In. by 4 ft. 



THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 



BY THE PERMISSION AND WITH THE ASSISTANCE 



OF 



MRS. BALDWYN-CHILDE, 



EDITED FOR 



THE WORCESTERSHIRE HISTORICAL SOCIETY 



BY 



JOHN AMPHLETT, OF CLENT. 




frintefc foe tlje Worcestershire Historical Soctetg, 

BY JAMES PARKER AND CO., OXFORD. 
1905. 




24679 



INTRODUCTION. 



T^HE Charters here printed have been kindly placed at the 
* disposal of the Worcestershire Historical Society by Mrs. Bald- 
wyn-Childe, the present owner of the Kyre Estates, and relate to 
the parishes in which the estate is, or in which portions of it have 
been, situated. The Worcestershire parishes are Kyre Wyard, 
Stoke Bliss, Eastham, Hanley Child, Lindridge, Cotheridge, Wick, 
Hallow, Powick, and Tenbury ; the Herefordshire parishes, which 
mostly closely border upon those in Worcestershire, are Bromyard, 
Thornbury, Edwin Ralph, Collington, Leominster, Leintwardine, 
Kinnersley, Wigmore, and Much Cowarne ; and there are besides 
a few deeds relating to other parishes. Though these are not in 
Worcestershire, to leave them out would have marred in some 
measure the completeness of the work. As a rule nothing has been 
printed that dates from after the year 1700, but no hard and fast 
line has been drawn. 

Kyre Wyard, of which parish the Manor House is now called 
Kyre Park, is situated in the north-west arm of Worcestershire, 
four miles from Tenbury and some six miles from Bromyard. 
Three manors bearing the name now spelled Kyre, formerly Cure, 
and at that time Cuer or Chure, are mentioned in Domesday, as 
follows : 

1. [The Bishop of Hereford] holds CUER. Bishop Walter held 
it. There are 2 hides that pay geld. In the demesne is i plough, 
and there are 3 bordars and 3 serfs. It was worth 12 shillings, now 
10 shillings. Urse holds it of the Bishop, and two ploughs can be 
employed there 1 . 

2. Osbern [fitz Richard] holds CHURE. King Edward held it. 
There are 3 hides that pay geld. In the demesne is one plough, 
and there are 5 villeins and 4 bordars with 8 ploughs. There are 
3 serfs. It was worth 40^. T.R.E., and afterwards as now. There 
is a mill which renders 10 horse-loads of wheat 2 . 

1 Victoria Hist, of Wore., I. 299. * Ibid. 313. 

a 2 



IV INTRODUCTION. 

3. The same Osbern holds CUER. His father held it. There 
is one hide that pays geld. In the demesne is I plough, and 
another could be employed. There are two bordars and one 
radman with one plough. It was worth 15 shillings, now 10 
shillings. Herbert holds it of Osbern 1 . 

Of these three manors the first is now in Herefordshire, being 
part of the parish of Thornbury, and bears the name of Kyrebach 2 . 
The second is now Kyre Wyard ; and the third, now Little Kyre 
or Kettle's Kyre, forms part of the parish of Stoke Bliss, though 
it still retains a kind of independent existence as a township, having 
its own overseer and its own guardian of the poor. The name 
Cure is probably derived from the Welsh Cwr, a border, edge, limit, 
or corner 3 . 

In what year one of the Mortimers, who had succeeded by 
descent to the wide domains of Osbern fitz Richard, granted the 
manor of Cure to a Wyard, to hold by half a knight's fee, is not 
known. At all events it was previous to or in the time of John 
Wyard, grandfather of the John Wyard who held the manor on 
those terms in 1346*. But though it is clear from the very early 
remains still existing that there must have been a stone-built house 
in the manor at that time on the site of the present one, and though 
in the earliest times Wyards appear as witnesses to charters styling 
themselves " de Cura," no one of the name paid subsidy there, 
either in 1280 or in 1347, and so it might be supposed that they 
did not make their home there. Indeed it was previous to 1211 
that they had possessions in Cure, for there is an entry in the Liber 
Rubeus of that year saying John Wyard held half a knight's fee 
in Cure and Stanford of the Honor of Richard's Castle. But where 
they came from is uncertain. In the Great Roll of the Exchequer 
of Normandy, of the year 1195, is an entry to the effect that the 
wife of Wiard and her sons were assessed at 26s. 8d. towards 4,000 

1 Victoria Hist, of Wore., I. 313. the place. See the Oxford Etymological 

2 In the Worcestershire Inquisitions, Diet. sub. "bach." 

Wore. Hist. Soc. 1894, p. 53, note, Kyre- 3 Duignan, Worcestershire Place Names, 

bach is supposed to be an instance of the p. 98, where however the word Wyre is 

use of the Welsh word " bach," little, and written for Wyard. Wyre is never used 

to represent Little Kyre or Kyre Parva. except through misunderstanding or ignor- 

This is not so. Little Kyre is some dis- ance, though it occurs in the account of the 

tance from Kyrebach, and "bach" here place given in Nash's History of Worcester- 

means a stream valley, quite descriptive of shire. 

Wore. Hist. Soc. Subsidy Rolls. 



INTRODUCTION. V 

marks imposed on the town of Caen for the ransom of King 
Richard. A Wyard held land in the parish of All Saints in Oxford 
about I22O 1 , in the neighbourhood of which city, at Stanton Har- 
court, they were shortly afterwards found. In a deed without date, 
lands in Wichenford were sold by William Habington to Stephen 
Wyard 2 ; and several other mentions of the family are found, in 
none of which is any hint of their origin. Still it is pretty clear 
they were friends or relatives of the Mortimers, as their connection 
with the Oxfordshire manor of Stanton Harcourt will show. Stan- 
ton Harcourt in early times was in the possession of a family of 
the name of Wade or Waude, a name not entirely unlike Wyard, 
but one from which the latter could hardly be derived. Indeed, 
most probably Wyard was a Christian name, for Philip ' filius 
Wiard ' occurs in the Worcestershire Pipe Roll of II/5 3 . The 
Wades held that manor from the Crown by the service of keeping 
a horse for the King, and carrying a gerfalcon before him in winter. 
Before 1303, when Roger Mortimer died, the Wades had parted with 
the manor to him ; and directly afterwards Wyard appears there 
holding the manor of the said Roger. Probably it was there that 
Wyard made his home, for in 1327 he had license from the King 
to wall and embattle his manse, and in 1329 he enclosed a park 
there, as he did at Kyre 4 . John Wyard died 25 July, 1349, his son 
and heir Robert being then 26 years of age ; and in 1354 Robert 
himself died, holding property in Oxfordshire, Berkshire, and Wor- 
cestershire. He had three children, girls, aged respectively 3, 2, and 
I, and his wife was with child at the time. Elizabeth was the name 
of the eldest girl, and 10 years later, the guardianship of one of 
her Worcestershire manors, Martley, was given to John de Herle 
on account of her being under age 6 . 

It might be inferred from the terms of this grant that no other 
children of John Wyard were then alive. Certainly there was no 
son, and if there had been another daughter she would have been 
co-heir with Elizabeth, and named with her in the grant. No doubt 
other property of hers passed into John de Herle's guardianship ; at 
all events he seems to have improved his opportunity by marrying 
the heiress, since in 1398 Elizabeth, the wife of Sir John Herle, died 

Oxford Hist. Soc., Chartulary of St. 3 Victoria Hist, of Wore. I., 313 note. 
Frideswide, pp. 289, 290. 4 No. 1 8. 

Nash, Worcestershire, II. 309. = Rot. Ong. 38 Edward III. Ro. 7. 



vi INTRODUCTION. 

possessed of Martley and Kyre Wyard. Possibly she died issueless, 
and on this account the manor of Kyre reverted to its superior lords 
the Mortimers, for three years afterwards, in 1402, an inquisition 
held on the death of Roger Mortimer found that when he died he 
held the manor of Kyre. But the family of Wyard continued in 
another branch ; Joan, daughter and heiress of Sir John Wyard 
of Alspath, or Meriden, Warwickshire, Lord Mayor of London in 
1375, married John Walsh of Shelsley 1 . A later notice is found 
in a manuscript account of Kyre Wyard at Kyre Park, which looks 
like the work of Habington, and is pretty certainly of a period 
contemporary with him; in it a deed of 8 Richard II. (1384) is 
mentioned as there existing, by which a John Wyard released to 
William Read and John Sturtny his rights to lands and tenements 
in the lordship of Rochford ; which lands, says the writer, by 
a previous deed appeared to belong to the Wyards of Kyre Wyard. 
Neither of these deeds is now to be found. 

In what relationship the Mortimers of Kyre stood to the parent 
family of Richard's Castle is uncertain. They were not the eldest 
branch ; that in 1304 ended in two co-heiresses, of whom one 
married first Thomas de Bikenor, who died childless, and secondly 
Sir Richard Talbot ; and the other married Geoffrey Cornewall, who 
thereby became possessed of a moiety of the manor of Burford. 
Thenceforth the Cornewalls styled themselves Barons of Burford, 
though by neither writ nor summons were they Parliamentary Barons. 
The overlordship of Kyre must be assumed to have been in them ; 
and some light is thrown on this point by proceedings which were 
taken many years afterwards, in 1619 2 . At the inquiry held after 
the death of Sir Edward Pytts, Sir Thomas Cornewall claimed that 
the manor of Kyre was held of the Barony of Burford by half a 
knight's fee, while Sir James Pytts alleged that it was held of the 
Crown by Grand Serjeanty. Apart from the merits of the case, 
here is a claim by the Cornewalls as representatives of the Richard's 
Castle line of the Mortimers that they represented the old over- 
lords. Possibly Sir James Pytts knew that he did not represent 
them, though his family had become possessed of the manor with 
the full title of the representatives of the branch of the Mortimers 
from whom they had bought it. If the Barons of Burford repre- 

1 Nash, Worcestershire, II. 70. 2 Nos. 139, 140, 



INTRODUCTION. Vll 

sented the old supreme lords, and if the Mortimers of Kyre were 
only a junior branch put into Kyre at the pleasure of the elder 
line, it would appear that Sir Thomas Cornewall was right. Still 
a decree was made against him, and Sir James Pytts carried the 
day, though as far as can be seen there is no trace that the manor 
was ever held directly from the Crown by any service whatever. 
But it is very difficult to argue against a King l ! 

For a hundred years and more after the death of Elizabeth 
Herle the Mortimers held the manor, and apparently resided at 
Kyre. John Mortimer in 1415 and Hugh Mortimer 2 in 1459 
died seised of the manor, letters of administration of the estate 
of the latter being granted to his executors in 1460 3 . Hugh's son 
John married Margaret, daughter of John Nevile, Marquess of 
Montagu, and died without issue in 1505, when Elizabeth, John 
Mortimer's sister, became the mistress of Kyre. She married Thomas 
West, Lord De La Warn Their son Thomas sold the Kyre estates 
in 1520* to the half-brother of his mother, John Croft, son of 
Sir John Croft, who was the second husband of Eleanor Mortimer, 
born Cornewall, Hugh Mortimer's widow B . He parted with the 
property almost immediately, within a few days indeed, to William 
Compton 6 , whose grandson Sir Henry Compton, son of his son 
Peter, sold it to Edward Pytts in 1576', with whose descendants 
Kyre has ever since remained. 

The first mention in these deeds of the name which afterwards 
became Pytts is in 1 399 8 , where it appears as Poytes. Afterwards 
the name was spelled in several ways throughout the charters, " y " 
and " i " being interchangeable, and a final " s " being added or 
not according to the caprice of the scribe. In the end it settled 
down to Pytts. The Pedigree in the Visitation of Shopshire in 



1 One wonders if the fact that Stanton 3 No. 49. * No. 64. 

Harcourt was held by grand serjeanty, a 5 Eleanor his widow is buried at Croft, 

manor formerly in the tenure of the Wyards, Herefordshire, where a beautiful altar tomb 

led to the claim that Kyre Wyard was held to her memory and that of her second 

on similar terms. husband, Sir John Croft, still exists. 

* Hugh was a minor in 1427, who held 6 No. 65. Eight years after, however, 

Kyre Wyard for half a knight's fee, which he appears to have been possessed of the 

would seem to show that this branch of the " Hawle Place" and other property in 

Mortimers did not hold the over-lordship. Little Kyre. No. 69. 

Wore. Hist. Soc., Subsidy Roll of the 7 No. 79. 8 No. 28. 
date. Sir Hugh's monument is at Martley. 



viii INTRODUCTION. 

1623 l , which was signed by his brother William Pytt of Brome in 
Hope Say in Salop, makes Edward Pytts the eldest son of William 
Pitt of the Perry in Stoke Bliss, by his wife Catherine Buston or 
Boughton, of Lindridge. The early Registers of the parish of 
Kyre Wyard are not extant, but the Register of Stoke Bliss, in 
which parish is situated " The Perry," where he lived, still existing 
as a farm house on the Kyre estate, records the burial of William 
Pitt, 25 January, 1571. William Pitt was old enough to quarrel 
with his neighbours in IS43 2 , and in 1570 possessed property 
in the counties of Hereford, Worcester, and Radnor 3 : his wife 
was a widow in 1574*. According to the Visitation William Pitt 
was the son of John Pytt of Kyre Wyard, who possibly is men- 
tioned in these deeds in 1 5 34 5 , by a wife name unknown, and 
grandson of Robert Pytt 6 by Joan, daughter and heir of Thomas 
de la Pole, by Margaret, daughter and heir of Thomas Hinckley, 
by Agnes Hide, her father Richard Hide's heiress. The arms 
allowed to William Pitts in the visitation displayed quarterings 
for these three families, Poole, Hinckley, and Hide 7 . The pedigree 
gives four other brothers of Edward Pytts besides William who 
signed it. 

Edward Pytts, who may be considered the founder of his family, 
was born on St. Lawrence's day (10 August) in 1541. The pedigree 
gives to him no other wife than Elizabeth Wilford ; but in a little 
square parchment covered book at Kyre Park, filled with memo- 
randa made by successive heads of the family, there is this 
entry in his handwriting, " Mortua est dn'a nr'a Elizabeth 24 
die Marcij mane inter horas 2 et 3 : 1562." It is hard to think 
that this is anything but the mourning over the death of the 
wife of his youth by a young husband ; but if so, no other 
trace of her is to be found. However this may be, he married in 
1 570 Elizabeth, daughter of Nicholas Wilford, and sister of Thomas 



1 Harl. MS. 1396, Fo. 260, printed in PYTTS; 2. Gules, a lion rampant argent 

ffarl.Soc. Publications, xxix. (1889), p. 402. within an orle of cinquefoiles or, POOLE ; 

" No. 74. 3 No. 76. 3. Argent, on a chevron voided between 

* No. 77. s NO. 70. three ravens as many cinquefoiles all sable, 

'Possibly mentioned in No. 366, in HINCKLEY; 4. Argent, on a chevron gules 

'S'S- between three fleurs-de-lis sable as many 

7 These arms were : Quarterly, I. Azure, crescents or, HYDE. 
three bars argent, in chief three estoiles or, 



INTRODUCTION, IX 

Wilford, citizen and merchant tailor of London l . The marriage 
settlement is dated 31 July, I57O 2 . There are later transactions 
with regard to settlements, one of them disclosing the fact that in 
1578 three sons had been born to him, William, James and Edward, 
on whom in succession he entailed the Kyre estates 3 . In 1586 his 
daughter Joan had reached an age at which her marriage could be 
contemplated, and negotiations were begun for her union with John the 
son and heir of their neighbour of Netherwood, Thomas Baskerville*. 
Thomas Baskervile was clearly deeply in debt, and several trans- 
actions are mentioned in which this marriage was involved. But 
it never took place, and matters ended by Edward Pytts becom- 
ing the owner of most of Baskerville's property 5 . Edward Pytts' 
office was in Falcon Court in the parish of St. Dunstan's in Fleet 
Street 6 . He had been sworn Filacer 7 of London, Middlesex, Hunt- 
ingdonshire, and Kent, by Sir James Dyer, Chief Justice of the 
Common Bench, on Tuesday, 7 November, 1 563 8 , and it was no 
doubt with the proceeds of this office that he made his purchases. 
Yet if that date is correct he was only 23 when the office was 
conferred upon him, and one cannot see where the influence ne- 
cessary to obtain so lucrative a post for so young a man was 
situated. At all events he was a successful man, in spite of 
some little failings in his old age 9 . He was sworn Justice of the 
Peace for Worcestershire in Hilary Term, 1582 ; and on 23 July, 
1603, on the occasion of the coronation of James I., two days 
before the ceremony, he was knighted in the palace of White Hall 
at Westminster 10 . He was High Sheriff of Worcestershire in 1612, 
and died in 1618, having made his will 28 December in the previous 
year u . He was buried at Kyre, aged 77. 

By his wife Elizabeth Wilford he had six children whose names 
are in the Visitation pedigree ; the three sons previously mentioned, 
and three daughters, Joan, married to Henry Dingley or Dineley 
of Charlton in Worcestershire 12 ; Jane, married to James Bayley, 

1 An account of the Wilfords is in the The office was abolished in 1837 by the 

Genealogist, IV. p. I. Act 7 William IV. & I Victoria, c. 30. 

* No. 76. 3 No. 85. 8 Note in his own handwriting at Kyre. 
4 Nos. 100 and 102. s No. 103. ' Nos. 124 and 126. 

6 No. 120. I0 Note by Sir Edward Pytts. 

* A Filacer was an officer of the superior " No. 484. 

courts at Westminster, who filed original " See note 8, p. xx. No. I2O. A memo- 
writs, etc., and issued processes thereon. randum at Kyre in Sir Edward's writing 



X INTRODUCTION. 

chancellor of the Diocese of Hereford ; and Bridget, married to 
George Hopton of Hopton J . His eldest son William, a student 
at the Inner Temple, had predeceased him, and was buried in 
the Temple Church, and he was succeeded at Kyre by his son 
James. 

He was a methodical man, and made numerous notes, which are 
still extant, of his dealings with the property 2 . He made the large 
pool, the Island Pool, on the north side of the park at Kyre in 1583, 
and built a barge to sail upon it. In 1588 he began to provide 
materials for repairing the " ruynes of Kyre Court," and in 1 594 the 
building was so far advanced that he was living there. He tells us 
in his MS. account s how he paid Father Garrett Holyman, a Dutch- 
man, for carving two chimney-pieces " in my Hall at Kyre." This 
Hall, with its two hiding-places, its stairs, upper gallery, and bed- 
rooms, is still in existence, but much of the Elizabethan work must 
have been taken down in the alterations carried out in the i8th cen- 
tury by his descendant Edmund Pytts. He continued building at 
intervals until his death in 1618, and then left 2,000 to his son with 
which to build a " house 4 ," really the still existing and handsome 
barn. Many entries in his books relate to his dealings with John 
Chaunce, a master mason of Sheeply in the parish of Bromsgrove, 
and with John Bentley of Oxford, who " wrought the new additions 
to Bodley's library." The Elizabethan Book Room at Kyre Park, 
with its fine collection of early books, is chiefly due to his literary 
tastes ; and besides a detailed journal of his building, he has left 
many manuscript notes. He had a taste for heraldry, and numerous 
good examples of his skill in depicting coats of arms in their 
proper colours, with appropriate mantlings, are extant at Kyre 
Park. There is there also a full-length picture on panel of him 
with his little grandson Edward standing by him, in which he 
is shewn grasping a key, which possibly as a symbol of office and 
power refers to the fact that when the picture was painted he was 

is, "A note of my payment of i, 200 with of the same year ; and so on till the whole 

my daughter Johan to Mr. Dingley and payment was completed in Michaelmas Term 

how ;" but much of it cannot be made out. in 1600. 

The money was paid at different times, first ' No. 128. 

.100 to " my brother," Mr. Francis Dingley, * Some of his papers were published in 

at his house at Charlton in October, 1599 ; The Antiquary for 1890. 

next 100 paid by " my cozen Burye of 3 Printed in The Antiquarv for 1890. 

Newman " to Henry Dingley in November 4 No. 484. 



INTRODUCTION. Xl" 

High Sheriff 1 . That the portrait was taken at this period the 
inscription on the picture tells us, which is as follows, " .flitatis suae 
71 Februarii 10, 1612, aetatis suae 6 Februarii 22, 1612," the latter 
part indicating the age of the little boy. 

His son James was knighted before his father's death ; he is 
referred to in his will 2 as "my sonne Sir James Pytts, Knight." 
He was the second of the three sons mentioned in the deed of 
1578 s , and was a student of the Inner Temple in 1596. He 
married Mary, daughter of Sir Arthur Heveningham of Kettering- 
ham, Norfolk 4 , at St. Margaret's, Westminster, soon after the 
22nd June, 1599, the date of the licence 6 . He, like his father, was 
Filacer for London, Middlesex, Huntingdonshire, and Kent, being 
sworn in to the office on 16 February, i James, a few days before 
his father received his knighthood. He was High Sheriff of Wor- 
cestershire in 1633, and died in 1640. The inventory of his goods 
at Kyre, taken 17 January, 1641, indicates a large establishment, 
and their total value is 975 13*. ^d. There is a portrait of him 
at Kyre taken in 1599, and miniatures in copper of himself and 
his wife of the date of the year of his death, 1640. Three children, 
Edward, Skydmore (rightly Scudamore), and Elizabeth born in 
1602, were named in the Visitation Pedigree, but his daughter 
Mercy, who married Sir John Vere of Netherwood, is omitted. 
Elizabeth married Sir Thomas Stanley of Alderley. 

He was succeeded at Kyre by his son Edward, born in 1606, 
and therefore 34 years old when he came into the property. He 
married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Samuel Sandys of Ombersley, 
born in 1602, and by her, who married after his death for a second 
husband, George Walsh of Abberley, he had two sons, James and 
Samuel, the latter a merchant at Hamburgh, who died without 
issue ; and two daughters, Elizabeth, married to Henry Jefferies 
of Home Castle, dying without issue 26 August, 1688, aged 52; 
and Mercy, married first to Henry Bromley of Holt Castle, and 
secondly to George, brother of Joseph Walsh of Abberley, dying 
26 August, 1699. There is a good miniature of Edward Pytts at 
Kyre Park, engraved on the back " Edwardus Pytts An. 1659. 
Etat. 53 heredibus masculis in perpetuum D.D.D. Eliza. Jeffreys." 

1 One does not like to see in it a punning ' No. 484. 3 No. 85. 4 No. 464. 
reference to the name of his estate, pro. f Col. Chester's London Marriage Li- 
nounced as it is " Key-re." censes. 



xii INTRODUCTION. 

In 1633, the year in which his father was High Sheriff, Edward 
Pytts was appointed Justice of the Peace for Worcestershire ; in 
1654 he was Member of Parliament for the county ; in 1658 and 
1659 for Bewdley ; and in 1660 for Leominster in Herefordshire. 

It would appear that Mr. Pytts was a Royalist at heart, though 
circumstances seem to have forced him, as they did many others, 
to hold office under the Commonwealth. The House of Commons, 
22 May, 1643, ordered his plate to be sold ; yet in the same year 
he was a Sequestration Commissioner for Worcestershire, and in 
1647 was appointed an Assistant Commissioner. In 1648 he was 
questioned by the Commissioners for Worcestershire, and four years 
afterwards by those for Herefordshire. He presented a petition for 
discharge, 22 July, 1652, on the occasion of the Act of Pardon ; 
and the Committee were to certify whether his estates had been 
sequestered, i December, 1651, and if not, his petition was to be 
granted. One Miles Hill, who was examined at an Inquiry in 1654, 
deposed "that one Edward Pitt of Kyre, M.P., said publickly at 
Weobley that he would be hanged before he would be subject to 
any instrument in Parliament when the people had chosen him for 
their liberties; and he believed that Instrument (the Lord Pro- 
tector) would come to nothing." In 1660 he was appointed a Com- 
missioner for disbanding and paying off the forces of the kingdom, 
both by land and sea. Edward Pytts died 3 November, 1672, 
aged 66 \ His will is dated i November, 1672 2 . 

There is a torn paper without date at Kyre detailing in Edward 
Pytts' handwriting certain grievances he had against his mother. 
It mentions " free land being in Newnham and Coram worth .40 
per annum [which] doth belonge to me, the which my mother hath 
no right unto, yet she enjoyeth it." She lived at the New House, 
and had while there 12 loads of wood every year. The dispute 
was afterwards referred to Mr. John Pateshall and Mr. John 
Whittington, clerk, and an agreement come to, which was drawn 
up in the form of a lease 3 , but "Not long after, my mother mis- 
liking the agreement, did engage herselfe that if I would release 
her of her former bargaine, and lett Berry become Tennant to her 
and account with her, I should be no looser by her, the which I did. 
And not long after my mother did sue and arrest Mr. Berry upon 

1 M. I. at Kyre Wyard. " No. 491. 

3 This is not among the deeds at Kyre. 



INTRODUCTION. xiii 

an action of ^500, and Mr. Berry being arrested one Mr. John Rocke 
was bale for him." But though the lady afterwards settled the 
matter with Mr. Berry, her son remained unsatisfied. "And si- 
thence," he says, " my mother hath let Newnham to one Freeman 
for five pounds lesse than she did to Berry, and doth allow him [all] 
Millitary Charges whatsoever." There is no echo of this little 
matter among the deeds at Kyre. 

Edward Pytts was succeeded by his son James, born in 1632. 
He married for his first wife Lucy, daughter and co-heiress with 
her sister Anna, who died unmarried, of William Smallman of 
Kinnersley Castle l , born in 1632, and by this marriage the Kinners- 
ley estates passed to her husband. His second wife was Anne, 
daughter of Sir John Fettiplace, Bart, of Childrey, Oxfordshire. 
In 1660, before he succeeded his father, he was M.P. for Weobley 
from April to September, when he was unseated on petition ; and, 
afterwards, from 1679 to l6 8 J , he was M.P. for Leominster, and in 
1685, for Worcestershire. He died without issue in 1685, his will 
being proved 16 February, 1686 2 . He left his estates to his first 
cousin, once removed, Samuel Pytts, son of James Pytts, grandson 
of Scudamore Pytts the second son of Sir James Pytts, on his at- 
taining the age of 18, until which time his wife was to enjoy them. 
He desired Samuel to marry Sophia Fettiplace, his wife's sister, and 
if the marriage took place, his widow was to leave the house she 
lived at, and take her jointure of 400 a year ; but if it did not 
she might continue to live there for her life. Under these cir- 
cumstances it is not remarkable that the young people did not make 
it up. Though Samuel was married three times, not one of his 
wives was the lady in question, while Anne Pytts survived her 
husband no less than 30 years, and died in 1715. During her long 
widowhood Anne Pytts founded the hospital of Kyre Wyard, pro- 
viding a separate cottage for each of the parishes in which the estate 
was situated, 8 in number. There is a good picture of her at 
Kyre. James Pytts sold Kinnersley Castle about 1676* to Sir 
Thomas Morgan, who had been created a Baronet in 1660-1 4 . 

Samuel Pytts succeeded to Kyre on the death of Anne Pytts 
in 1715. He was the only son of James Pytts of Wick by 
Catherine, daughter of Henry Cliffe of Malvern, and grandson of 

1 No. 476. NO. 495. 3 NO. 494. 

4 Robinson, Mansions and Manors of Herefordshire, p. 164. 



30V INTRODUCTION. 

Scudamore Pytts by his first wife Katherine, the daughter and 
heiress of Henry Best of Wick 1 . He was married three times, 
first to Frances, daughter of Samuel Sandys of Ombersley ; se- 
condly to Catherine, daughter of Sir James Rushout of Northwick, 
Bart. ; and thirdly he was the third husband of Catherine, daughter 
and heir of Bridges Nanfan of Birtsmorton, whom he married, she 
being 55 years of age, on the 24th November, 1720. She had 
begun her married life by wedding Richard Coote, Earl of Bello- 
mont, in 1676, when she was u years old ; she finished it at the 
age of 72, dying in 1737 as the wife of a young man named William 
Bridgen, whom she had married but a few months previously, and 
who five and twenty years afterwards was Lord Mayor of London z . 
The Countess's second husband was Rear-Admiral William Cald- 
well, who died aged 55 in 1718 8 , and was buried at Birtsmorton, 
where the Countess herself was afterwards buried, and where there 
is a marble monument to them both. Samuel Pytts was M.P. for 
Hereford from 1699 to 1700 ; High Sheriff of Worcestershire, 
1705 4 ; appointed Deputy-Lieutenant the same year by the Duke 
of Shrewsbury; and M.P. for Worcester from 1710 to 1715. In 
the years 1713 and 1714 he was a Lord Commissioner of Trade and 
Foreign Plantations. There is a picture of him at Kyre, and one 
by Vanderbank, at Kinlet. He died intestate 15 January, 1729*, 
leaving by his first wife, Frances Sandys, a surviving son Edmund, 
born in 1696, who succeeded him ; and by his second wife, Cathe- 
rine Rushout, a daughter Catherine born in 1702, and married in 
1721 to William Lacon Childe of Kinlet, to whose issue the pro- 
perty of Kyre ultimately reverted ; her mother Catherine died 
1 8 December, 1702, aged 28, and there is a monument to her 
memory at Kyre Wyard. His only sister Mercy married Higgons 
James of Astley 6 , whose first wife had been Elizabeth, the only 
daughter of the Hon. Wallop Brabazon of Eaton in Herefordshire. 
Mr. James was the son of John James of Astley, by Jane, daughter 
and heiress of William Higgons of Tripelton ; he died May 10, 1709, 
and there is a monument (to his memory) in Astley Church ; after 
his death his widow married Bromwich Pope, of Wolstaston, Shrop- 
shire, and left an only daughter and heiress who succeeded to Wols- 

1 Nos. 320 and 323. 4 See No. 499. 

* G. E. C., Complete Peerage, I. 288. s No. 226. 

5 His will is No. 502. See No. 496. 



INTRODUCTION. XV 

taston and Astley, and died unmarried. She was living at Wols- 
taston in 1755, and drove 6 black horses, which are even now 
remembered in the neighbourhood. 

Edmund Pytts succeeded his father in 1729. He married for 
his first wife, n February, 1726, Susan, daughter and heir of 
Admiral Jonathan Collett, of Upton, Oxfordshire, who died in 1742, 
leaving his large fortune to his grandson, Jonathan Pytts ; and 
secondly, 15 December, 1753, Anne, Countess of Coventry, daughter 
and heiress of Sir Streynsham Master, Knight, of Codnor Castle, 
Derbyshire, and widow of Gilbert, 4th Earl of Coventry. There 
are four pictures of him at Kyre and Kinlet. A family Bible at 
Kyre Park, bound in green morocco, of the date of 1683, contains 
notices of the births of his children by his first wife, who died in 
1742, and to whom there is a monument in Barking Church, near 
London x . He had by her four sons, Edmund and Jonathan, who 
were her two eldest children, and each in turn became the pos- 
sessors of the Kyre estates ; Samuel, born 26 October, 1737, and 
died without issue in 1785, of whom there is a good three-quarter 
length picture at Kyre, in the uniform of the Worcestershire 
Militia; and Thomas his youngest child, who died also without 
issue in September, 1776. His daughters, only one of whom mar- 
ried, and all of whom died without issue, were Elizabeth, Susannah, 
Catherine, and a second Susannah, the first of that name having died 
an infant. By his second wife, the Countess of Coventry, he had 
no children. The Earl of Coventry died 27 October, 1719, at Holt 
Castle, having had no children by her ; and she lived a widow for 
33 years before she married Edward Pytts in 1752. She possessed 
vitality as well as enterprise, for she outlived her second husband 
for no less than 35 years, dying 21 March, 1788, at the great age 
of 96. A miniature of Edmund Pytts at Kyre Park is engraved 
with an inscription giving the dates of his two marriages, and 
that of his own death, 24 November, 1753, aged 57. He had 
been M.P. for Worcestershire from 1741 till his death 2 . 

1 Lysons, Environs of London, iv. 9. valuable considerations, which goods should 

2 There are some deeds at Kyre, bearing revert to the father if the son should die in 
date in 1750, when Edmund Pytts the his lifetime ; another, a grant from Edmund 
younger was 21 years old, one of which is Ihe younger to Edmund the father ofarent- 
a sale from the father to the son of all his charge of 400 a year for life ; and another 
goods and stock of any kind whatsoever, of the same date as the last, being a mort- 
for los. , and divers other good causes and gage for securing .3,000 to Edmund Pytts 



xvi INTRODUCTION. 

Edmund Pytts the younger succeeded his father. He was born 
23 February, 1729, and was therefore 24 years old when his father 
died. He was M.P. for Worcestershire from 1753 to 1761, and 
High Sheriff of the County in 1771. There are two indifferent 
pictures of him at Kyre, as well as one by Beech, with his brother 
Samuel, the house at Kyre appearing in the distance. He never 
married, and died 13 December, 1781. He was buried at Kyre 
Wyard, where there is a monument to his memory. There is a 
note at Kyre Park in the handwriting of his brother Jonathan 
detailing the alterations he made about the manor house in 17 54 
when he pulled down part of the house built in Elizabethan times ; 
how he built the stables and enclosed the present kitchen garden, 
and did away with two courts on the south side of the house 
which were joined with steps and filled with " ewe " trees. The 
lower court was bounded by a fish-pond ; in it was an island on 
which was a pigeon - house, and on either side of the pond the 
kitchen garden then extended. At the same time no doubt the 
present shrubbery was laid out, with its chain of ponds, and wind- 
ing walks something like a mile long ; though many of the trees 
included in the scheme are of a far greater age than the work itself. 
It is said that the work was designed by " Capability " Brown. He 
had just been designing Croome Park for the Earl of Coventry, and 
doubtless was introduced to Kyre by the dowager Countess. 

And so we come to Jonathan Pytts, the brother of Edmund, 
and his successor. He was born 22 March, 1730. To him fell the 
task of completing the alterations at Kyre begun by his brother 
Edmund, who, from lack of money, had to give up the property 
to him. To Jonathan must be attributed the fine stucco work 
which adorns many of the rooms at Kyre, especially the dining- 

the younger's brothers and sisters. There part ; which recites the marriage settlement 

is another deed, dated 30 May, 1754, after in 1726 between Edmund Pytts and Su- 

the death of Edmund the father, between sanna, only child of Jonathan Collett, 

Jonathan Pytts of the City of London, wherein .10,000 is charged on the estate for 

second son of Edmund Pytts by Susanna the younger children of the marriage, and 

his wife, both deceased of the first part ; recites also the will of Jonathan Collett, 

Edmund Pytts of Kyre Wyard was son and dated 13 February, 1745, devising all his 

heir of the second part ; Catherine, Samuel, property to Jonathan Pytts, his grandson, 

Susanna, and Thomas, the four other younger when he attains the age of 23, if he gives 

clildren, all under 24, of the third part ; up his younger child's portion ; and this by 

and the Rt. Hon. Ann, Countess Dowager the deed he does, since he is "now in- 

of Coventry, of Holt Castle, of the fourth vested with a large fortune." 



INTRODUCTION. xvu 

room and the boudoir. The bills for this work still exist. He 
married Annabella, daughter of Edmund Chamberlayn of Maugers- 
bury, in Gloucestershire, by whom he had no children. There is 
a fine picture of him at Kyre, perhaps by Gainsborough, and 
another of his wife, by Beech. He was High Sheriff of his county 
in 1783, and died aged 77 in 1807. With him the male line of 
Sir Edward Pytts came to an end. The property was left to his 
widow Annabella, who survived him five and twenty years, and 
died 7 November, 1832, in the 84th year of her age. A monu- 
ment recording her merits is in Kyre Wyard church. 

On her death the property reverted to the issue of Catherine, 
daughter of Samuel Pytts, who had married in 1721 William Lacon 
Childe of Kinlet, M.P. He left an only daughter, Catherine, who 
married Charles Baldwyn of Aqualate and Bockleton, M.P., and 
whose son and heir, William of Kinlet, assumed the name of 
Childe. William Childe married Annabella, daughter of Sir Charl- 
ton Leighton of Loton, Bart., and by her became father of William 
Lacon Childe of Kinlet, M.P., who succeeded to Kyre on the death 
of Annabella Pytts in 1832, and lived to the age of nearly 96. He 
married Harriet, daughter of Edward Cludde of Orleton in Salop, 
and his fourth son by her, the Rev. Edward George Baldwyn-Childe, 
succeeded his father at Kyre in 1880, and dying in 1898, left a 
widow, Frances Christina, daughter of Sir Baldwin Leighton of 
Loton, M.P., who is the present possessor of the property. 

Besides Sir Edward Pytts, the founder of the Kyre family, two 
brothers are mentioned in the Visitation Pedigree of 1623 as having 
children, Richard the second son of his father, and William the 
sixth son, who signed the pedigree. A brother of William Pytts, 
Sir Edward's father, named Thomas, had descendants who were 
of Harrow-on-the-Hill, and whose eventual heiress, Alice, married 
Sir James Rushout, the first baronet of that line. Besides these 
branches of the family, there were in the neighbourhood of Kyre 
Wyard and Stoke Bliss many humble persons of the name. The 
earliest registers of Stoke Bliss are lost, but from 1571 onward to 
1766 there are numerous entries relating to persons of the name, 
some of whom served the office of churchwarden, while one, Mat- 
thew, who was buried 20 August, 1671, is dignified by the title of 
"gent." He is mentioned in a deed of the date of 165 1 1 . A 

1 No. 158. 
b 



family of the name, wbo had the alias of "Carper,' frequently 



Little Kyre was held in 1280 by Hugh de Blez 1 , from 
family Stoke Bliss, in which parish Little Kyre is situated, takes 
it* second name. In 1293 Little Kyre was held by Robert Baroell 
from William de Sodington, bat he rendered no service for it* 
In 1346 it was held by John de la Hyde for a quarter of a knighfs 
fee, for which service Hugh de Bliss had formerly held it, and 
in 1427 it was stOl held by a John Hyde'. Several small manors 
YfttUfff those mentioned in Domesday appear to have nristcd in 
this locality. La Pirry was one, in 1418 held by Margery Paty of 
Bromyard, a widow*, as co-heir of Sir William Bishoperton, Knight; 
a member doubtless of a family represented by variously spelled 
through the early charters*. La Pole appears to have 
suits of Court and other attributes of a manor ' ; while 
the Hyde, the Hull or HOI, and Ban walls', were at least vflls if 
not manors, and gave their names to families. Margery Paty also 
held the manor of La Pole, and it passed with La Pyrry in 1427 
from her to Simon Somnor, chaplain of Bromyard *, and from him 
in 1448 to Wflliam Downe of La Pole* There is nothing to shew 
how these manors passed away from the Dowries' family to that 
of Pytts. The latter family obtained Stoke Bliss, the Hyde, 
and La Pole with the heiresses of those properties; but it was 
not till I579 M that the first sale of land between Downes and 
Pytts took place. Indeed it would seem that there was con- 
siderable rivalry between die two families 11 . Yet when Edward 
Pytts bought Kyre in 1576, bis mother was a widow, and was living 
at the Pirry, which she had leased to her son ". How it passed 
from leasehold into freehold these deeds do not disclose. Perhaps 
the property came into the family through Thomas Baskerville 
of Netherwood; or possibly in 1579", the site of St Fletcher's 
chapel being on the Pirry, 

The tithes of some part of Stoke Bliss, if not of all, had come 

Ho. 9. S*Mfy Ml, Wore. Hi*. Sac. Pwribly the names Vuch, No. 24, and 
/ay. /. *., Wore. Hi*. Soc., p. 44. Fetch, No. 29, are variants of this. 

*>> J&V&, Wore, Hi*. Soc. * No. 46. ' No. 94. No. 35. 

No. 33, * Ho. 46. No.87. " No. 74. 

* Lebfap, No. 10; BfHOp, No. it; Le - No. 77. 
Ktftt, No. 15 ; Bbchap, Not. 22 and 23. 



INTRODUCTION. xix 

to Baskerville before I586 1 . Anciently belonging to the Prioress 
and Convent of Lymbrook, they had been leased by that body 
in 1538 to William Pitt for 41 years at a rent of 30^. a year, payable 
on St. Peter's day 2 . Baskerville intended them to form part of 
the settlement upon the marriage of his son John with Joan Pytts, 
a marriage which never took place. The " Rectory " of Stoke Bliss 
came to Edward Pytts with his manors 3 . Some of his property 
in the Pirry and Little Kyre came to Pytts on account of the 
forfeit Baskerville made in 1586, and this might have included 
manorial rights ; and Banwalls and other land of his in Stoke 
Bliss in 1596*. Much of what remained of Baskerville's land in 
Stoke Bliss appears to have been sold to Edward Reed of Gubber- 
hill with Thornbury in 1620, and Reed sold it in 1640 to Richard 
Roche, citizen and merchant tailor of London 6 ; and in 1652 Edward 
Roche sold it to Edward Pytts 6 . Still Baskerville had land in 
Little Kyre and Stoke Bliss in 1651 7 . 

The Charters relating to Newnham in the parish of Knighton 
on Tetne begin at a somewhat late period ; Knighton, with Newn- 
ham, and several other places, formerly formed part of the great 
manor of Lindridge, of which the Church of Worcester was lord ; 
while Hanley Child and some other places in early days were in- 
cluded in the parish of Eastham. The Newnham documents are 
interesting as showing the rise of the family of Bury, how they 
added field to field, and holding to holding, until they could 
maintain their position no longer, and parted with their property. 
The first document relating to them is a court roll dated 1478 8 , and 
from that time till 1610 a pedigree of six generations of Burys 
is disclosed by the deeds. In the last-mentioned year the Burys 
sold the property they had been so assiduously collecting to Sir 
George Blount, Knight, of Sodington 9 , and nine years later it 
was sold by Walter Blount, his eldest son, to Sir James Pytts 
for 3,000 10 , and the house then became the jointure house of his 
widow Mary, born Heveningham. Not a little curious is the dis- 
closure in the Court Roll of 1583", that the lords of the manor, 
the Dean and Chapter in succession to the Church of Worcester, 

1 Nos. 99, 101. s No. 151. No. 164. ' No. 158. 

' Duncumbe, Herefordshire, 163. 8 No. 227. No. 279. 

3 No. 103. Nos. 112, 113. M No. 282, 286. " No. 263. 



XX INTRODUCTION. 

claimed the soil on which the Church of Knighton was built, and 
through their court to grant permission to erect pews, according 
to the custom of the manor, to be held of them by a yearly rent 1 . 

Edward Pytts first became connected with Eastham by the 
purchase in I578 2 of the property of the Hackluyts, which com- 
prised the manor of Hanley Child, as well as lands in the parish 
of Eastham. An exemplification of a fine of 1564, procured by 
Sir Edward Pytts in 1596, shows an extended entail of Hackluyt 
property, including this manor 3 . A copy of court roll of 1673* i s 
interesting as shewing the freeholders of the manor at that date. 

The Cotheridge property came to the Pytts family by the 
marriage of Scudamore Pytts with the daughter and heiress of 
Henry Best, though in the Visitation of 1623, Richard Pytts, the 
second son of John Pytts of Kyre Wyard, is styled of Cotheridge 6 , 
and is mentioned in these deeds in I577 6 . The first mention of 
Best in connection with Cotheridge property is in 1532 7 , and 
afterwards the family appears to have become possessed of the 
adjoining Hallow property from the Tracys of Stanway in Glou- 
cestershire 8 . James Pytts, son of Scudamore, obtained other 
Cotheridge lands from the Berkeleys 9 . 

Much Cowarne was held at the time of Domesday by Agnes, 
wife of Turstin de Wigmore, from whom descended the Lingens of 
Lingen in Herefordshire ; and about 1250 Constance Lingen 
married Grimbald Pauncefote, who obtained a charter for a market 
and fair in Cowarne in 1281 10 . About her hangs a pretty romance 
to the effect that her husband, being taken prisoner in the ex- 
pedition to Tunis, was ransomed by his wife, who cut off her 
hand and sent it to her husband's captor, who had fixed that pen- 
alty for his redemption. This important family is hardly noticed 
in Nash's History of Worcestershire, though their connection with 
the county would have warranted better treatment. " Lench and 



1 Seats in a gallery in the Church of * Ha.il. Soc., Visitation at Salop, 1623, 
Clent, Worcestershire, were conveyed by xxix (1889), p. 402. 

mortgage and copy of court roll in 1722. 6 No. 84. 1 No. 314. 

Short History of Clent, p. 158. No- 3 , 6 , No.32l 

2 No ' 2 SS- 3 No. 243. Robinson, Mansions and Manors of 
4 No. 298. Heref . t p; ?s . 



INTRODUCTION. xxt 

Pauncefote have been so famous with vs as theyre names are in- 
separably joyned to villages," says Habington, in his quaint 
language \ They held the manor of Bentley in Tardebigge, 
called after them Bentley Pauncefote. Sibilla Pauncefote, widow 
of Grimbald, died in 1333 possessed of Bentley 2 , having had a son 
and heir named Emeric 3 . Pauncefotes had been connected with 
the neighbourhood in earlier times. In 1203 Reynold de Pauncefote 
held St. Mary Witton near Droitwich 4 . Between 1252 and 1260 
Thomas, Prior of Worcester, confirmed a grant the monks of Little 
Malvern had from William, Bishop of Worcester, of 2os. of Annual 
Rent paid by Richard Pauncefote out of the revenue of the church 
at Hasfield 6 in Gloucestershire. In 1311, Ralph Pauncefote received 
the custody of all the Bishop's forests in Stock, Bradley, Hanbury, 
and Goosehill 6 . Richard Ruyhall and his wife had a lease of the 
dower lands at Bentley from Petronilla, the widow of Sir Grimbald 
Pauncefote, in 1381, and engaged to maintain two dovecotes in the 
manor. Before this, 20 Edward III., 1346, Grimbald Pauncefote 
held 2\ Knights' fees in Bentley, which his predecessor Grimbald 
had formerly held ; and in 7 Henry VII., 1491, these were held by 
John Wysham 7 . There is no trace in these deeds why Bentley, and 
no doubt with it Cowarne, was in the hands of Wysham at that time. 
Some inkling of the matter may possibly be gained from the fact that 
Margaret Beauchamp, daughter and heir of Lord Beauchamp of 
Holt, married first John Pauncefote, and secondly John Wysham 8 . 
The Pauncefotes sold Cowarne to Charles Fox of Bromfield in Shrop- 
shire in 1581 9 , and after that date till 1630, there is nothing relating 
to the manor among these deeds. In the latter year it appears again 
as the property of Ralph Goodwin of Ludlow, who settled it to secure 
a jointure upon his wife Dorothy 10 , though even then the Foxes had 
something to do with it. What it was was being decided by a law- 
suit u ; but probably the parties were related, as in his will 12 Ralph 
Goodwyn mentions his nephew Ralph Fox. There is some little 



' Wore. Hist. Soc., Habington, I. 6 Nash's Wore., I. 556. 

233. i Wore. Hist. Soc., Subsidy Rolls. 

' Inq. p. m., 7 Edward III. 8 G. E. C. Complete Peerage, I. 278. 

3 No. 326. 9 Nos. 338 et seq. 

4 Wore. Hist. Soc., Habington, I. 486. I0 No. 346. 
s Nash's Wojc. I. 149. William of Blois " No. 347. 

was Bishop 1218 to 1237. ** No. 489. 



xxii INTRODUCTION. 

mystery about this Goodwyn. In 1672, some fifteen years after 
his death, proceedings in the Exchequer were commenced 1 , in 
which it was alleged that he was illegitimate, and having made 
neither grant of the manor during his life, nor devise of it by 
will, it had therefore escheated to the Crown. Nevertheless, a copy 
of what purports to be his will is among the deeds at Kyre Park 2 . 
Ralph Goodwin's second wife, Elizabeth Brabazon, 01 the same 
surname as his first wife Dorothy, married as a second husband 
Higgons James, whose second wife was Mercy, sister of Samuel 
Pytts. Leighton Court in Much Cowarne belonged at this period 
to the family of Fox 8 . 

Thornbury before the beginning of the fourteenth century was 
one of the possessions of the family of Mortimer, and as such came 
to the Crown on the accession of Edward IV. Its custody was 
granted to William Baskerville by Henry VII. in reward for his 
valiant services on Bosworth field. Afterwards it came into the 
possession of the Earls of Essex, who are said to have lived at 
the old house at Netherwood 4 , where is still shewn the room in 
which Robert Devereux, the second Earl of Essex, was supposed 
to have been born. Thomas Baskerville, according to the pedigree 
given in Robinson's Mansions and Manors of Herefordshire, was 
a son of Philip Baskerville of Sherborne, Dorsetshire, and grandson 
of Sir Walter Baskerville of Eardisley in Herefordshire, appears at 
Netherwood in 1567 5 . The name, however, is found in the Re- 
gisters of Thornbury as early as 8 November, 1539, when William 
Baskerville, Esquire, was buried. He had only illegitimate chil- 
dren 6 ; his will was proved 22 January, 1576-7, and his base 
son Thomas succeeded him. This Thomas Baskerville came to 
be in need of money, and his neighbour, Edward Pytts, took 
over a mortgage on some of his property in I585 7 . In 1586 
a scheme appears to have been proposed that his son and heir, 
John Baskerville, should marry Edward Pytts' daughter Joan, 
who should bring with her as her portion cash with which to pay 
his debts, while he on his part would settle certain of his property 
upon the young people 8 . It was agreed also that in case of the 

1 No. 492. " No. 489. 3 No. 369. never called Northwood, as in Robinson's 

* This place, now called Netherwood, in Mansions and Manors of Heref,, p. 267. 

the earlier deeds is usually termed Nethe- s No. 369. 6 No. 371. 7 No. 94. 

wood, that is, "Beneath the wood." It is 8 Nos. too, 102, 103. 



INTRODUCTION. xxiii 

marriage taking place, 200 should redeem the mortgage. But the 
marriage did not take place ; the money was not paid ; and appar- 
ently Edward Pytts became possessed forthwith of the mortgaged 
property \ Joan Pytts eventually bestowed her hand upon Henry 
Dingley, son and heir of Francis Dingley of Charlton, a member 
of a well known Worcestershire family 2 . 

Although he had lost his manors, Thomas Baskerville remained 
some time at Netherwood. In 1596 he sold his "manor" of Ban- 
walls to Sir Edward Pytts 3 . His first wife's Christian name was 
Bridget 4 , and that of his second Chrisagon, and she joined with 
him in 1620 in selling Netherwood, which also was reputed to be 
a manor of itself, to Edward Reed of Gubberhill in Gloucestershire 
for 2,750 6 , while the next year, 1621, Reed sold it for 3,150 to 
Sir John Vere 6 . Nine years afterwards Sir John was still having 
trouble with Mr. Reed, as appears from a letter of his extant at 
Kyre Park, dated from Auersfort near Utrecht, 2 August, 1630. 

Sir John Vere belonged to the family of the Earls of Oxford. 
He married Mercy, daughter of Sir James Pytts, and passed much 
of his time with the army in the Low countries, when he was 
sergeant - major in the regiment of his kinsman, Lord Vere of 
Tilbury. Whether he purchased Netherwood with a view to or 
after his marriage, or whether he made the acquaintance of his 
future wife after he came to live there, is of course uncertain ; but 
at all events at the time of his death, nine years after he had 
bought the estate, his little girl Mollie, his only child, was old 
enough for her marriage to be thought of. In his will, dated 
13 August, 1630, he expresses the hope that Robert, Earl of 
Oxford, should "do his best endeavours to make a marriage" 
between his second son then living and his daughter Mary Vere, 
" in time convenient." But neither had the Earl a second son, 
nor did the little Mollie long survive her father, if at all. She was 
dead when his will was proved, n November, 1630, and her mother 
had predeceased her husband. Mollie lived with her mother at Kyre 
while her father was away, and Netherwood was let. Among the 
numerous contemporary papers and account books at Kyre Park, 

1 No. 102. of Aldington, and a Henry Hunt had mar- 

* On page 36, the note should be " Francis ried a sister of Sir Thomas's. 

Dingley's son married," etc. Francis Ding- 3 No. 1 12. 4 No 102. 

ley married a daughter of Sir Thomas Bigges 5 No. 393. 6 No. 394. 



xxiv INTRODUCTION. 

is one containing many entries of money transactions between Sir 
James Pytts and his son-in-law, mostly on the one side payments 
for cloth and materials for the soldiers, and on the other among 
the receipts are several half-yearly payments from James Walkings 
for the rent of Netherwood, which was let for 150 a year 1 . An 
Alice Watkins, widow, was buried at Thornbury in 1660. 

A suit was taken out in the Court of Wards in 16372 for an 
account beween the family at Kyre and the late Sir John Vere, 
whose administratrix was Beatrix, then the widow of Robert, Earl 
of Oxford, who was killed before Maestricht in 1632, two years after 
the death of his kinsman. When he died he left an only son, 
Awbrey, a boy of six, who became the twentieth and last Earl 
of Oxford, and who sold Netherwood to Edward Pytts, son of Sir 
James and brother of Mercy Vere. So it became joined to the 
neighbouring estate of Kyre, with which it has remained ever 
since 8 . 

Edwyn Ralph and Collington have much the same history as 
Thornbury. In 1562 Sir James Croft, of Croft Castle, was granting 
leases in Edwin Ralph, and was apparently lord of the manor 4 , he 
being the great grandson of Eleanor Cornwall, the widow of Hugh 
Mortimer of Kyre, and great nephew of John Croft, who bought 
Kyre Wyard in 1520, and sold it almost the next day 6 . The 
manor followed the fortunes of Thornbury, and was forfeited by 
Baskerville to Edward Pytts under the same circumstances as that 
was 6 . Collington also was in the possession of the Crofts during 
the early years of Elizabeth's reign, and probably passed from 
them to Baskerville in the same way that Thornbury did, finally 
coming with that manor into the possession of Edward Pytts. 
There is a list in contemporary handwriting at Kyre Park of 
the lands of Collington, late in the tenure of Thomas Barrett 7 , 
"beeinge one nooke," giving the names and descriptions of a 
number of little pieces of land amounting in the whole to 16 

1 There is a full account of Sir John Vere s In the Croft pedigree in Robinson's 
in the Tenbury Wells Advertiser, II Feb- Mansions and Manors of Herefordshire, 
ruary, 1902. p . 80, Robert Croft his brother is styled 

2 No. 147- of Kyre. 

3 Nos. 424, 425. Nos. 103, 104. 

4 No. 367, 368. 7 NO. 379. 



INTRODUCTION. XXV 

acres. A piece of Collington history of much later date gives 
the title of Edmund Pytts to the advowson, in a dispute which 
arose relating to it when he presented the Rev. William Hudson 
to the Rectory in 1758 1 . 

Several other estates passed through the family of Pytts, remain- 
ing with them a longer or shorter time. Ivington, in the parish of 
Leominster, was purchased in 1590 by Edward Pytts from Sir 
Henry Jerningham of Costessey Park in Norfolk 2 , and formed 
part of the settlement on the marriage of his son James with Maria 
Heveningham s in 1599. Lands in Ivington were included in the 
Hackluyt entail of 1564*. Ivington was sold in 1802 by Jonathan 
Pytts to Charles Johnstone of Ludlovv. Kinnersley came to James 
Pytts in right of his wife Lucy Smallman, and after remaining in 
his possession some five and twenty years was sold by him to 
Sir Thomas Morgan B . 

Besides the history of the family of Pytts and the property 
they owned, these charters disclose incidents in the lives of many 
humbler residents in the locality, and facts relating to the lands 
they rented. They include short abstracts of a number of leases, 
a class of documents, if preserved at all, often found among muni- 
ments tied up in bundles docketed " expired leases," and considered 
of little importance. Really they are nearly as important for the 
history of a locality and its people as the parish register, to which 
they form a valuable adjunct. They should not be put on one side ; 
indeed no scrap of written history relating to past years ought to be 
neglected. 

J. A. 

October, 1905. 
1 No. 504. * No. 463. 3 No. 465. No. 243. * No. 320. 



CORRIGENDA. 



Page 36. Note ' should read " Francis Dingley's son married," etc. 

Page 96. No. 350. Delete " Worcester," in brackets after " Hereford." 
There is a Stoke Prior in both counties : this is the one in Hereford- 
shire. 



CONTENTS. 



INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . p. iii 

1. CHARTERS RELATING TO K.YRE WYARD, LITTLE KYRE, STOKE BLISS, 

AND SUTTON STURMY. NOS. I tO 226. 

2. CHARTERS RELATING TO EASTHAM, LINDRIDGE, KNIGHTON, AND 

HANLEY CHILD. Nos. 227 to 305. 

3. CHARTERS RELATING TO COTHERIDGE, HALLOW, PEACHLEY, POWICK, 

AND WICK. Nos. 306 to 325. 

4. CHARTERS RELATING TO MUCH COWARNE AND LUDLOW. 

Nos. 326 to 353. 

5. CHARTERS RELATING TO THORNBURY, COLLINGTON, EDWYN RALPH, 

AND BROMYARD. Nos. 354 to 450. 

6. CHARTERS RELATING TO IVINGTON, LEOMINSTER, LEINTWARDINE, 

AND WlGMORE. NOS. 451 tO 478. 

7. MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS. Nos. 479 to 504. 

INDEX OF NAMES OF PERSONS . . . . . p. 139 

INDEX OF NAMES OF PLACES . . . . .p. 148 



NOTES ON THE PORTRAITS OF SUC- 
CESSIVE OWNERS OF KYRE. 



THESE illustrations have been kindly obtained by Mrs. Baldwyn- 
Childe for insertion in this book, and are reproduced from photo- 
graphs specially taken for this purpose. The autographs are 
facsimiles of signatures in old books and deeds. 

The importance of cataloguing and, if possible, of reproducing 
family portraits cannot be too strongly advocated for in a single 
generation their identity is often forgotten. 

A notable instance of this is shewn by the following sentence, 
written in 1851 by a niece of the last "Madam Pytts," who had 
lived at Kyre from her youth until the death of her aunt in 1832. 

Asked for a list of the Kyre pictures which were scattered all 
over the house, in the servants' apartments, in the bedrooms, in the 
housekeeper's room, and in an attic passage where they hung 
falling from loose nails and perilously near the housemaid's broom, 
she writes : " We never knew who the very curiously dressed gen- 
tleman and lady on wood were : there was a room full of such 
upstairs at Stanford (Stanford Court, Worcestershire} in former 
times." The unknown persons referred to are the most interesting 
pictures in the house the two first pourtrayed in this book the 
portraits of the Elizabethan Sir Edward and Lady Pytts, the date 
1612, with their ages, being painted on the panels. 

Owners of 
Kyre from 

1. Sir Edward Pytts, Kt., date 1612, aged 71, full length on 1577 to 
panel, size 6 ft. 6 in. X 4 ft. including frame, with his grandson 1618. 
Edward, aged 6. He repaired the ruins of " Kyer Court," 

and built the present Hall, of which a detailed account, 
written by him, appeared in the Antiquary of 1890. 

Frontispiece. 

2. Lady Pytts, date 1612, aged 32, on panel, size 4 ft. ij in. 
X 3 ft. 3 in. Black dress, lace under sleeves, pearl ropes, fan, 
jewelled head-dress. To face p. 8. 



XXX NOTES ON THE PORTRAITS OF 

Owners of 
Kyre from 

3. Sir James Pytts, Miniature on copper, actual size. Signed 1618 to 
C. G. 1640. To face p. 10. 1640. 

4. Mary Lady Pytts, d. of Sir Arthur Heveningham, survived 
her husband. Miniature on copper, actual size. Signed C. G. 
1640. To face p. 10. 

5. Edward Pytts, M.P. Miniature, actual size. Monument 1640 to 
in Kyre Church. Married Elizabeth, d. of Sir Samuel Sandys, 1672. 
of Ombersley, who survived him. B. 1606. D. 1672. He was 
succeeded by his son James, of whom there is no picture, and 

who, when he died in 1685, bequeathed Kyre to his widow. 

To face p. 12. 

6. Anne Fettiplace, a beautiful betrothal picture, size 1685 to 
4 ft. 10 in. x 4 ft. ; 2nd wife, and widow of James Pytts of Kyre, 1715- 
who died 1685. She was the dau. of Sir John Fettiplace of 
Childrey, Bt. Her 4 brothers succeeded to the Baronetcy and 
Estates. She founded the Hospital at Kyre, and survived her 
husband 30 years. Blue dress, light hair. (See Burke's Extinct 
Baronetage.) To face p. 12. 

7. Samuel Pytts, M.P., oval picture, size 3ft. i\ in. x 2ft. 1715 to 
loJjin. Blue gown lined white, brown wig. M. ist. Frances, 1729- 
d. of Samuel Sandys of Ombersley. 2nd. Catherine, d. of Sir 

James Rushout, d. 1702. 3rd. Catherine, Countess of Bellamont, 
who survived him. He had 2 children, whose portraits are of the 
same date and size. A picture of him is at Kinlet, by Vanderbank. 
Died 1729. To face p. 14. 

8. Catherine, 3rd wife of Samuel Pytts, d. and h. of Bridges 
Nanfan, Esq., Countess of Bellamont, d. 1737, aged 72. A pair 
to No. 7 ; blue dress, white sleeves, brown hair. To face p. 14. 

9. Edmund Pytts, M.P., size 4ft. 9 in x 4 ft. Brown coat, 1729 to 
white waistcoat, powder. B. 1696. D. 1753. M. ist. Susanna, 1753. 
d. and h. of Admiral Collett. 2nd. Anne, d. of Sir Streynsham 

Master, Countess of Coventry, who survived Mr. Pytts 35 years, 
and died at Holt Castle, 1788, aged 96. To face p. 16. 



SUCCESSIVE OWNERS OF KYRE. xxxl 

Owners of 
Kyrtfrom 

10. Susanna, d. and h. of Admiral Collett, of Upton, Essex, 
ist wife of Edmund Pytts, M.P. M. 1726, died 1742. Blue dress, 
very light hair, size 4 ft. 9 in. x 4 ft. To face p. 16. 

11. Catherine Pytts, only d. of Samuel Pytts, by his 2nd wife, 
Catherine Rushout, who died at her birth in 1702. M. 1720, 
William Lacon Childe, of Kinlet, M.P., died 1763. On the 
death of all the children of her brothers, s.p., the Kyre Estate 
reverted to her descendants, the Childes of Kinlet. The picture 
is at Kinlet, by Vanderbank, dated 1728. Blue dress, brown hair. 

To face p. 16. 

12. Edmund Pytts, M.P. (with his younger brother Samuel), 1753 to 
b. 1729, d. unmarried 1781. Kyre house in the distance. By 1781. 
T. Beach, 1779, size 4 ft. 9 in. x 4 ft. To face p. 20. 

13. Jonathan Pytts, b. 1730, d. s.p. 1807, aged 76. Fine 1781 to 
picture, size 4 ft. gin. x 4ft. To face p. 22. 1807. 

14. Anna Bella Chamberlayne, widow of Jonathan Pytts, 1807 to 
whom she suivived 25 years, and d. 1832. D. of Edmund Cham- 1832. 
berlayne of Maugersbury, co. Gloucester, Picture by T. Beach, 

1777, size 3 ft. X 2 ft. 9 in. To face p. 22. 

15. William Lacon Childe, M.P. , of Kinlet and Kyre, b. Jan. 1832 to 
3rd, 1784, d. 1880 (Dec. i4th). Picture by Reginald Cholmon- 1880. 
deley of Condover. To face p. 22. 

1 6. Edward George Baldwyn Childe, son of the above, Pre- 1880 to 
bendary of Hereford, b. 1818, d. 22 February, 1898. Picture by 1898. 
A. Chambers, 1897. To face p. 22. 



THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 



CHARTERS RELATING TO KYRE WYARD, 

LITTLE KYRE, STOKE BLISS, AND 

SUTTON STURMY. 

1. No date. Grant from Henry Ketel to Peter de Dunnesdene 
of a certain " haicium " between their lands with 4 feet of land 
outside the said hedge extending from the gate (ftesa) of Culurevveie 
to the path leading from the said Henry's house to the vill of 
Hanley. Witnessed by Robert Wyard, Robert de Hull, Aired the 
Long, Nicholas de Hanlie, Philip de Hanlie, Philip the son of 
Thomas de Hanlie. 

Seal undecipherable. 

2. No date. Grant in fee from Henry de Cure to Hugh de 
Duddelee of all that meadow which was of Richard de Wluele 
(Wolverlow) and which is called Peddenhale, in exchange for 
Hugh's meadow at the head of Chaveruge, between the aforesaid 
meadow and the meadow of the said Henry. Witnessed by Robert 
Wiard, Robert de la Hull, Alured de Cure, Nicholas de Hanlee, 
Ralph, parson of Cure, Ralph de Cure son of Hugh. 

Seal of white wax ; oval, with legend, HUGONIS DE DUDDELI. 

3. No date. Grant from Roger son of Samson de Estham to 
Henry Ketel of a meadow in Cure between the meadow of John 
Esturmi and the meadow of Elured le Long for a rent of id. yearly 
and a payment of 5 marks of silver. Witnessed by William de 
Wasseburne, Robert Wiard, Robert de la Hull, John de Sutton, 
Richard de Bocklington, Elured le Long, Nicholas le Black, 
Geoffrey Cnotte, Nicholas Cnotte, Richard le Hore, Richard de 
Longley, Robert de Dilwe, Richard his son, and others. 

Seal, a Fleur de Lys surrounded by a legend in an oval ; legend 
illegible. 

B 



2 THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 

4. No date. Grant in fee from Henry Ketel of Cura to Martin 
son of Thomas the Chaplain of Wlfreslawe of one acre of land 
which he bought of William Rodland of Sutton, lying in Bradleye, 
between the lands of John Esturmi, lord of Sutton, and of Sir 
Richard le Hore, Chaplain, and extending on one side from the path 
leading to the Church of Cure and on the other side stretching 
to the thorn called Authornd, for the term of his life, at a yearly 
rent of 6d., payable at the feasts of St. Mary and St. Michael. 
Witnessed by Robert de Dilue, William le Hore, Henry le Hore, 
William Rodland. 

Seal without device. 

5. No date. Grant in fee from Robert de Dilwe to Henry Ketel 
of Cure of his meadow in Bradebruge between the meadow of Osbert 
Rolant and [that of] Robert of the Churchyard of Little Sutton, 
with the pond in which the mill of the said Henry is placed, and 
with all the bank appertaining to the said meadow ; and all his 
meadow lying between the meadow of the lord of Estham and 
the meadow which was of Edith Wallen's ; and all the watercourse 
called Cura through all his lands in the vill of Sutton. Witnessed 
by Robert Wyhard of Cura, Robert de la Hull, Elured de Cura, 
William le Hore, John de Sutton, Brun Roland, William his son. 

Good seal of green wax ; a bird, and legend, S. ROBERTI DE 
DILUE. 

6. No date. Grant in fee from Richard son of Richard de 
Hurdesley to Reginald the smith of Parva Cura, for his homage 
and service, and for one ox of the price of ten shillings, of 
a messuage, buildings and two acres of land which Eynulf, father 
of the said Reginald, formerly held in Parva Cura of the donor's 
father, by the yearly rent of a pepper corn at Christmas. Wit- 
nessed by William son of Osbert of Parva Cura, Richard Karcy l of 
the same vill, Thomas de Haya, Richard de Haya, Philip the smith 
of Parva Cura 2 . 

Seal, device, with legend, S RICARDI DE HURDESLEI. 



' A Walter de Karcy of Kyre Parva was * Four of the persons mentioned in this 
in trouble in 1292. See Inq. post Mart., charter appear as inhabitants of Little Kyre 
Wore. Hist. Soc., No. XXXVIII. in the Subsidy Roll of 1280, Wore. Hist. Soc. 



THE KYRE PARK CHARTKRS. 3 

7. No date. Release by Giliana (Juliana in endorsement), 
daughter of Henry Ketel, to Sir William de Mortimer, Rector of 
the church of Estham, of all her right in the tenement which her 
father held in Cure. Witnessed by John Esturmi, Ralph de Romein, 
Richard de Sutton, Geoffrey le Mareschal de Hulle, Richard le 
Hore of Sutton. 

Seal, Lamb and Cross ; legend illegible. 

8. No date. Release by William de Mortimer, Rector of the 
Church of Estham, to the Lord Robert Burnell, Bishop of Bath 
and Wells, of his right in a tenement which Mortimer had of the 
gift of Adam son of Hugh de la Hulle, and which Henry Kctel 
formerly held, in Cure. Witnessed by Sir William de Hamelton, 
Sir Malculm de Harleye, Sir John de Bruges, Canons of Wells ; 
Sir Ralph Springehose, Knight ; Sir John de Langeton, Sir Walter 
de Hamundesham, John de la Tyle, clerks. 

Seal of arms, Ermine, a fesse charged with three .... 

9. No date. Grant in fee by William son of Adam de Hyda 
to Hugh de Thornbury, chaplain, of three sellions of his land in 
the west field of Pyrie between the lands of Henry de Pyrie and 
the land which was formerly of Hugh of the Churchyard, extending 
westward along the land of the said Henry de Pyrie and to the 
east to the croft formerly of Adam de Pyrie. Yearly rent, one 
halfpenny at Michaelmas. Witnessed by Hugh Deblez 1 , Lord of 
Parva Cura, Ralph de la Hull, Hugh de Hyda, William son of 
Osbert de Parva Cura, John de Pola. 

Seal gone. 

10. No date. Grant from Hugh son of Henry de Lebisp of 
Wlveley to William son of Simon de Puddlestone and Christiana 
his wife, for 2\ marks, of one messuage at Wlveleya and six acres 
of his land, whereof 13 sellions lie between his land on either side 
and extend to his Grove and 12 sellions lie between his land on 
either side ; and all the land between the said messuage, and 
land of the said Henry, and land of John de Pole, and the King's 
highway leading to Bocklynton ; with appurtenances; rendering 

' Hugh de Blez was the highest taxed person in Little Kyre in 1280. Wore. Hist. Soc., 
Subsidy Roll, 

B 2 



4 THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 

yearly to the nuns at Acornbury rent at Michaelmas for all service, 
rent of court, &c., for royal service. Witnessed by Hugh de Hyde, 
John de la Pole, Adam de Wolverley, Henry de Lebisp, William 
de Ashe, Richard the Smyth, Henry de Brokmonton. 

11. No date. Grant in fee by Agnes sister of Hugh de Cure- 
bache, chaplain, to John son of John de la Pole, of all the land 
which she had in the manor of Thornbury at Curebache, and in 
the fields of " Pyre." Witnessed by Hugh de Bles of Parva Cura, 
William de la Hull, John de Bles, William de Hyda, William de 
Piro. 

Seal. 

12. No date. Grant from Nicholas de la Hulle to John son of 
John de la Pole and Joan his wife, of 12 sellions of land .... with 
" forards " at the heads (cum forards ad capita} lying next the 
house of the said John at La Pole, between the said John's land 
on either side. Witnessed by William de la Pirie, William de la 
Hyde, William son of Henry, Hugh Bissop, William de Mochwoln, 
chaplain. 

Seal gone. 

13. 1312. Grant in fee by Geoffrey Coppe of Stoke Bles to 
Robert Benet of Cure Wyard and Matilda his wife and Nicholas 
"my" (elsewhere "his") son, for a certain sum of money, three 
sellions of land in le Heyfeld, between the lands of Richard le 
Bles and Adam le Gylur as far as Mapulr.orne stile. Witnessed 
by John de Banwalle, Richard Janies, William Borewar', Richard 
de la Hey, Richard Pannyng. Dated at Stokebles, Sunday, Feast 
of St. Luke (18 October), 6 Edward II. 

Seal gone. 

14. 1322. Grant in fee from Nicholas de Hull of Cur to William 
le Scodiar' of Bromiard and Agnes his wife of one messuage which 
lies in the vill of la Pyrie between the lands of the church of Stoke 
and John son of William Hauriis, and an acre of land between the 
lands of Miles de la Pyrie and William Hauries. Witnessed by 
William de la Heyde, John de Banwalle, Gebon Frouncel, William 
Hauriis, John de la Pole. Dated at la Pyrie, Tuesday after Easter (?), 
15 Edward II. 

Seal gone. 



THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. $ 

15. 1323. Grant in fee from John, son of Nicholas de la Hulle 
of Curwiard to Nicholas his father, of six sellions of land lying in 
the field of la Pirie between the lands of .... de la Pole and 
Hugh le Bisph in exchange for seven sellions lying .... in the 
field of la Pirie, and for two sellions at la Rouwesiche between the 
lands of John de la Pole and Wi(lliam de la) Pirie, and extending 
from the Portweie to Hidamheld. Witnessed by William de la 
Hyde, William de la Pirie, William Henries, William Borewore, 
Richard Janies, John de la Pole, John in the Heie. Dated at la 
Pirie, Tuesday after the Feast of St. John ante Portam Latinam 
(6 May), 16 Edward II. 

Seal, a bird surrounded by a legend ; tied with grass. 

16. 1323. Grant in fee from Nicholas de la Hulle of Curwiard 
to John de la Pole of six sellions of land in the field of la Pirie 
between the lands of Hugh le Bissop and John de la Pole, with 
the quickset (vivo) hedge. Witnessed by William de la Hyde, 
William de la Pyrie, William Henries, John in the Heie, Richard 
Janies. Dated at Stok Blez, Saturday, Feast of St. Barnabas (ll 
June), 16 Edward II. 

Good seal with legend. 

17. 1329. Grant in fee from William Fitz Anable to Bugo de 
la Hyde of all that curtilage at la Hyde which the donor had of the 
gift of William de la Hyde, father of Bugo. Witnessed by John de 
Banwalle, John de la Hey, William de la Pyrye, William Haur- 
[iis?], William Cruyk. Dated at la Hyde, Wednesday after SS. 
Philip and James (i May), 3 Edward III. 

Good seal, three birds surrounded by legend. 

18. 1329. Edwardus Dei gratia Rex Anglie, Dominus Hibernie 
et Dux Acquitanie omnibus ad quos presentes litere pervenerunt 
salutem. Sciatis quod de gratia nostra speciali concessimus et 
licentiam dedimus pro nobis et heredibus nostris quantum in nobis 
est dilecto vallecto nostro Johanni Wyard quod ipse boscos suos 
de Staunton Harcourt in comitatu Oxoniae et de Cure Wyard in 
comitatu Wigornie includere et parcos inde facere et eos inclusos 
et parcos inde factos tenere possit sibi et heredibus suis in per- 
petuum sine occasione vel impedimento nostri vel heredum nos- 
trorum justiciorum vicecomitum aut aliorum ballivorum sive minis- 



6 THE KYRF. PARK CHARTERS. 

teriorum nostrorum dum tamen bosci illi non sunt infra metas 
foreste nostre. In cujus rei testimonium has literas nostras facere 
fecimus patentes. Teste me ipso apud Gloucestriam 16 die Au- 
gust! anno regni nostri tertio 1 . 

19. 1347. Grant in fee from Bugo de la Hyde to William de 
Schobbedone and Lucy his wife of that acre of land which he had 
of the ffeofFment of Cristina, daughter of Adam le Gylour, lying 
in the small field next to the land of John Pannyng. Witnessed 
by Richard de Hurdesley, Richard de la Hey, William Wylkynes, 
John Giglemynes, Adam de Hurdesley. Dated at Parva Cur', 
Sunday before Purification (2 February), 21 Edward III. 

Seal, interlaced squares with devices in them. 

20. 1348. Grant by Sibilla widow of Simon Pyre of Assh- 
stormy to Mathcw her son of one acre of land of four sellions in 
the field of Asshstormy which is called Smethedene, next le Old 
Hul between her land and the land of Richard de Clifford. Wit- 
nessed by William de la Hull, William Baret, Richard Colerel, 
Richard de Schobbodon, William de la Feme. Dated at Assh- 
stormy, Tuesday before the Feast of St. Andrew, 22 Edward III. 

Seal, interlaced triangles. 

21. 1350. Grant in fee by Walter de la Crose of Parva Cur' 
to Richard Pyn of a messuage in Parva Cur' and lands in the 
field called Galnhulle. Witnessed by John de la Hey, William 
Borewor', Richard Smith. Dated Sunday before All Saints 
(i November), 24 Edward III. 

Seal gone. 

22. I3S4- Grant from Miles Bischop to Stephen Dobyn and 
Agnes his wife of part of one messuage lying between his croft 
and the way extending towards Smal meduwe. Witnessed by 
William de Banwalle, John Smyth of Stoke, Richard his son, 
William Harries, Gilbert de la Pyrie. Dated at la Pyrie Wednes- 
day before St. John Baptist's day, 27 Edward III. 

1 Kot. Pal. 3 Edward III., 1st part. ;. 2. 



THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 7 

23. 1358. Grant in fee from Miles Bisschop of la Pirrye to 
Walter le Hounte of Arpeton of land in the Estfield between lands 
of Gilbert de la Pirie at le.Longgelond stretching from the land of 
the church of Stokebleez to (other) land of the said church ; and 
also land next le Longelond between lands of the said Gilbert, 
John Gilmyns, and of the church. Witnessed by Gilbert de la Pirie, 
Thomas de la Pirie, John de Longelcy, Richard Portham, William 
Herrys. Dated Sunday after Corpus Christi, 32 Edward III. 

Seal. 

24. 1362. Lease from Gilbert de la Pirie, Thomas de la Pirie, 
Richard Portham and Walter le Hounte of Harpeton, to Hugh 
Titebach and Margery his wife of all lands which they had of the 
gift of John son of William Visch in the parish of Stokeblese for 
the term of the lives of Hugh and Margery, rendering yearly to 
the King and the lord of the fee the services, and rendering to 
the said John Visch for the first 12 years 41. $d. and afterwards 
4OJ. a year. After decease of Hugh and Margery the premises 
to remain to John Visch, Alice his wife, and John their son and 
his heirs. Remainder in succession to Stephen, William, Margery 
and Edith, children of the said John and Alice, and their heirs. 
Witnessed by John de la Haye, William de Banwalle, Walter de 
Hampton, John Suel, Richard de la Hull. Dated at La Pole in 
Stokebleez, Thursday after the feast of St. Gregory, 36 Edward III. 

Seal gone. 

25. 1362. Grant from John son of William Visch to Gilbert 
de la Pyrie, Thomas de la Pyrie, Richard Portham and Walter 
le Hounte of Harpeton of all his lands and tenements in Stoke 
Blez. Witnessed by John de la Hay, William de la Heye, William 
de la Hyde, John Pannyng, Philip Kneyl. Dated at La Pole, 
Thursday in the feast of St. Matthias, 36 Edward III. 

Seal, a device. 

26. 1376. Power of Attorney from Richard Pyn to Richard 
Wilkynes to deliver seisin to Robert de Holgot and Richard de 
la Thorn of all his lands in Littlecuyr, with one piece of land in 
Hydefeld. Dated at Cuyr, Sunday after Holy Trinity, 50 Ed- 
ward III. 

No seal. 



8 Till: KYRIi PARK CHARTERS. 

27. 1390. Certificate from Sir Walter de Cokeseye, Knight, that 
John Sturmy holds of him for life one messuage in his lordship 
of Kynggeshemede which Roger le Grant formerly held of the 
said John. Dated at Caldwell, Translation of St. Thomas the 
Martyr (3 July), [14 Richard II.]. In French. 

Seal, on a bend three lozenges, with a bordering x . 

28. 1399. Release from Margery daughter of John Pannyng 
to John Poytes of one toft with half a virgate of land at le Pyrye 
in the parish of Stokebleez, which her father held. Witnessed by 
William Kylmuscote, William Hopkinus, John de la Poole, William 
de la Grene, John Broke. Dated at le Thornbury, Sunday after 
the Assumption of the Blessed Mary, 23 Richard II. 

Seal gone. 

29. 1400. Release from William Fesche, son and heir of John 
Fysche, to John Bryd and Nicholas Turburvye of all the lands and 
tenements formerly held by John Fysch his father in the vill of 
Perye in the parish of Stokeblez. Witnessed by Thomas Hey, John 
Huchyunns, William Perye, William Hyde. Dated at Perye, feast 
of St. Gregory the Pope (12 March), I Henry IV. 

30. 1400. Letter of attorney from John Fesch of Perrie to 
William Hyde to deliver seizin of all his lands in Perrie in the 
parish of Stoke Blys to John Bryd and Nicholas Turbevye. Wit- 
nessed by Thomas Hyde, John Huchynns, William Peyrie, Philip 
Pyn, John Gybonses. Dated at Perie, Sunday next after the feast 
of the Purification, i Henry IV. 

31. 1402. Grant in fee from John Poyte of the parish of 
Thorneburi to Richard his younger son of all his lands and 
tenements in the vill of la Pirye in the parish of Stokebles. Wit- 
nessed by Robert Coli, rector of the church of Thornburi, John 
Broke of the same, William de la Hyde, William de la Pirye, William 
Kelmescote. Dated at Pannynges in the parish of Stokebles, feast 
of St. Benedict the Abbot (21 March), 3 Henry IV. 

Seal, with design and legend. 

1 The arms of Cooksey were (Graze- tween two mullets sable, all within a bor- 
brook, Her. of Wotc., 135) Argent, a bend clure gules bezantee. 
azure charged with three cinquefoils or be- 




LADY PTTTS, of Kyre. 

Inscribed 
AT AT IS SfM, 32. 

A,DNI, l6l2. 
On Panel, 4 ft. by 3 ft. 



THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 9 

32. 1408. Release from Richard Pyt of Thornbury to Walter 
Coly of Perye of all actions for the payment of 2Os, which was 
paid to Pyt on All Saints' day. 10 Henry IV. 

Seal of arms, on a bend, cotised invecked, between two stars, 
three birds. 

33. 1418. Grant in fee from Margery Paty of Bromzord, widow, 
to William Kylmescot of Nethewode, Robert Coly, parson of the 
church of Thornebury, and John Kylmescott of Magna Marcle, of 
4J. 6d. of yearly rent, with suits of court, wardships, &c., in the 
vill of Pyry, which descended to her as coheir of Sir William 
Bysshoperton, Knight, Richard Rowdon, Esquire, and Margery 
wife of Thomas Walsche. Witnessed by William Hyde of la Hyde, 
John Hyde of the same, Richard Hyde of la Pyry, John Huchyns 
of the same, Roger Wylkynes of Parva Cur'. Dated at Pyry, 
i April, 6 Henry V. 

Seal of arms, a bend cotised wavy, bearing three charges. 

34. 1418. Release by Margery Paty of Bromzord in her pure 
widowhood to William Kylmescot of Nethewode, of all right in 
1 8s. of yearly rent, with suits of court, wardships, marriages, heriots 
and reliefs, in the vill of Pyry, whereof a fourth part descended 
to her as coheir of Sir William Bysshoperton, Knight, Richard 
Rowdon, Esquire, and Margery wife of Thomas Walsche. Wit- 
nessed by William Hyde of la Hyde, John Hyde of the same, 
Richard Hyde of la Pyry, John Huchyns of the same, Roger 
Wylkyns of Parva Cur'. Dated at Pyry, 2 April, 6 Henry V. 

Seal of arms, a bend cotised wavy, bearing three charges. 

35. 1427. Power of Attorney from William Kylmescot of Neth- 
wode and Robert Coly, parson of the church of Thornbury, to John 
Fynaunte to deliver to Sir Simon late chaplain of the chantry of 
the Blessed Mary of Bromyard and William Hunte of Dodydales- 
hope seisin of 45. 6d. of yearly rent which the donors lately had 
with John Kylmescot of Great Marcle, with suit of court, wardships, 
heriots, &c., in the vill of Pyrye, of the gift of Margarey Paty of 
Bromyard, widow. Witnessed by John Howchyn, Richard Hyde, 
John Fynaunte, Roger Gogh, John Yorkyn, and others. Dated 



1O THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 

at le (sic) Pyrye, the Eve of the Purification of the Virgin Mary 
(2 February), 5 Henry VI. 

Two seals, one with the letter W. 

36. 1427. Grant from William Kylmescote of Nethewode and 
Robert Coley, parson of the church of Thornbury, to Sir Simon, 
late chaplain of the Church of St. Mary of Bromyard and William 
Hunte of Dodydaleshoppe, of 4.?. 6d. of yearly rent which they 
lately had with John Kylmescote of Magna Marcle with suits of 
court, etc., in the vill of Pyrie of the gift of Margery Paty of 
Bromyard, in her pure widowhood, coheir of Sir William Byshop- 
ston, Knight, Richard Rowdon, Esquire, and Margery his wife, and 
Thomas Walsshe. Witnessed by John Howchyn, Richard Hyde, 
John Fynaunte, Roger Gogh, John Yorkyn. Dated at Le Pyrie, 
on the eve of the Purification, 5 Henry VI. 

37. 1427. Grant from Nicholas Turbervyl to Sir Simon, late 
chaplain of the chantry of the Blessed Mary of Bromyard and 
William Hunte of Dodydaleshope in the parish of Bodenham, 
of all those lands and tenements, etc., which he lately had with 
John Bryd of the gift of John Fysch in Pyrye within the parish 
of Stokeblees, co. Hereford. Witnessed by John Howchyn, Richard 
Hyde, John Fynaunte, Roger Gogh, John Yorkyn. Dated at le 
Pyrye, Tuesday before the Purification (2 February), 5 Henry VI. 

Seal, the letter . 

38. 1434. Grant from Phelippe Pyn of Lytulkure to Maurice 
Addames and Elizabeth his wife of a tenement in Lytelcure lying 
between the fields called Lowns and the common way leading to- 
wards the manor of Lytelcure on one part, and in length extending 
on the one hand to the King's highway and on the other to the 
close of Thomas Hey. Also two parcels of land, one lying in 
Salowhull and called Old Croft, and the other in Cotewynbache 
between the common footpath on one side and the land of William 
Delahay on the other side. Also another acre lying in Brodecroft, 
between the footpath leading towards Mapulthornefeild and the 
land of John Bannewall on the other side. Also another capital 
acre lying in Stonifelde, between the common footpath on one side 
and the land of Ralph Walsh on the other side, with three sellions 




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THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. II 

lying in Stonifield next the land of Simon Hyndbosc, to have and 
to hold the whole tenement which is called Hanecoq or Hancok- 
shelde, to hold of the capital lord of the fee by customary services 
for their joint lives and their heirs legitimately begotten, failing 
whom to be heirs of the said Philip Pyn for ever. Witnessed by 
Henry Hyde, Thomas Hey, John Borewer, Thomas Hyde, Ralph 
Walsclie and many others. Dated at Lytelcure, Wednesday in 
Easter week, 12 Henry VI. 

39. 1434. Release from Richard Greene, Vicar of Wolfurlowe, 
to Isabel wife of John Downe, daughter and heir of Hugh Grainger 
of Pownswyk in the parish of Wolferlow, of lands and tenements 
called Pownswyk Land, which he had with John Bryd of Undur- 
leth and John Mulleward of Clyfton by the gift of William Schepard 
of Pownswick. Witnessed by John Borewall, William Watyns, 
Walter Cruk, Thomas Alesawnder, Phelip Brome. Dated at 
Pownswick, Sunday next before the Feast of St. Valentine, 
12 Henry VI. 

40. 1437- Grant from Philip Pyn of Cuyre Parva to Maurice 
Adams of Stokebles and Elizabeth his wife of one acre of arable 
land, six sellions, lying in the field called Cokkesheotefeld between 
the land of Henry Huyde on one side and of Ralph Walshe on the 
other, and extending to the footpath by which one goes to the 
church of Stokebles as far as Brodcrofte greene, which Richard 
Pyn the donor's father had by the feoffment of Isabella Body. Re- 
mainder to Philip Pyn's right heirs. Witnessed by John Whitford, 
vicar of the church of Stokebles aforesaid, Thomas Harlowe senior, 
of Colynton, John Borewaye, Thomas Huyde Smyth, Roger Wyl- 
kyns and others. Dated at Cuyre Parva, Wednesday 22 May, 
15 Henry VI. 

41. 1439. Release from Richard de la Pole son and heir 
of John Pole of Thornbury to Walter de la Burches of Burches 
in the parish of Bockleton and Agnes his wife daughter of Walter 
Coly, late of Thornbury, of ail lands and tenements in the township 
of La Pyrye which they have of the gift of John his father and 
Walter Coly, and which formerly belonged to Richard Poyte 



12 THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 

junior, of Cur bache, as appears by his charter. Witnessed by John 
Parker of Nethewood, parker, John Huchyns of La Pyrye, Roger 
Micelles, John Snelle, Thomas Harlowe. Dated at Pyrye on the 
feast of St. Vincent the Martyr (22 January), 17 Henry VI. 
Seal, | P. 

42. 1442. Release by Malyn, formerly wife of William 
Kylmescot, to William Doune of 4?. 6d. of yearly rent, with suits 
of court, wardships, marriages, heriots, reliefs, and all other profits 
in the vill of Pyrye and Pole. Witnessed by Richard Hyde, John 
Huchynes, Thomas Hyde, John Borwer, Roger Barwe. Dated 
at Pyry, Thursday after the feast of St. Lucy the Virgin (13 De- 
cember), 21 Henry VI. 

Seal, a flower in a shield. 

43. 1443. Release by Simon Somner, chaplain, and Philip 
Blake to William Doune of his right in lands, tenements, etc., in 
la Pole and la Pyrrye. Witnessed by Luke Barwe, Walter Algard, 
Thomas Dodeshull, Ralph Walshe, John Oldbury. Dated at la 
Pyrrye, Tuesday after St. Hilary (13 January), 21 Henry VI. 

Two seals, one broken, the other with figure of Virgin and Child, 
and legend. 

44. 1443. Grant by Simon Somner, chaplain, to William 
Downe of lands and a tenement in La Pole and La Pyry, with 
2s. id. of rent in the vill of Pyry. Witnessed by Walter Algarde, 
Thomas Dodeshull, Ralphe Walsh, John Coly, John Oldbury, 
David Webb, Luke Burwe. Dated at La Pyry, Tuesday next 
after the Epiphany, 21 Henry VI. 

Two seals. 

45. 1443. Power of Attorney from Simon Somnor of Brom- 
yard, Chaplain, to Roger Barwe, to give William Down full seisin 
of his property in Pyrye and Pole and zs. ^d. of annual rents. 
Dated at Pyry, Tuesday next after the feast of Epiphany, 21 
Henry VI. 

46. 1448. Grant in fee by William Downe of la Pole, son of 
John Downe of la Hyde, to William Fox of Sutton Sturmy in 




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Widcw of James Pytfs. Founded Kyre Hospital. 

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THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 13 

the parish of Themedbury, and John Downe of la Lee in the parish 
of Oversapy junior, brother of the donor, of all his lands and tene- 
ments in la Pole within the parish of Stokeblese and in la Pyry, 
with 4s. 6d. of yearly rent, with suits of court, wardships, marriages, 
heriots, reliefs, etc., which he had of the gifts of Simon Sompnour 
of Bromyard, Chaplain, Philip Blake, and Malina late relict of 
William Kylmescote, formerly Parker of Nethevvood, in the vills 
and fields of Pole and Pyry. Witnessed by John Boreware of Parva 
Cure, William Boreware his son, of the same, Ro^er Barowe of 
the same, John Huchyns of Pyry, Richard Huchyns his son of the 
same. Dated at Pole, Wednesday, the feast of St. Kenelm, King 
and Martyr (17 July), 26 Henry VI. 
Seal, a device. 

47. 1448. Grant from William Fox of Sutton Sturiny in the 
parish of Themedbury, and John Downe de la Lee in the parish 
of Over Sapy junior, son of John Downe of the Hyde senior, to 
William Downe de la Pole son of the said John Downe senior, 
and to Isabella his wife, daughter of Roger Lone of Sutton afore- 
said, of all our lands and tenements in la Pole aforesaid in the 
parish of Stokeblese and in la Pyrry with 45-. 6d. of annual rent, 
together with suits of court, etc., which they had by gift and feoff- 
inent from the aforesaid William Downe in the Pole and the Pyrry 
aforesaid to hold to William Downe and Isabella and their heirs 
of the capital lord of the fee by the customary services, failing 
whom to Roger Downe brother of William, failing whom to Thomas 
Downe junior, son of the aforesaid John Downe junior, the grantor 
and brother of William Downe, failing whom to the right heirs 
of William Downe. Witnessed by John Whitford, then vicar of 
the church of Stoke Blese, Roger Barowe of Little Cure, William 
Wilkyns son of Roger Wilkyns of the same, Thomas Brome of 
the same, Richard Huchyns son of John Huchyns de Pyrry, and 
others. Dated at the Pole, Thursday in the feast of Peter ad 
vincula (i August), 26 Henry VI. 

Two seals. 

48. 1453. Grant in fee tail from John Payne of Stoke and 
John Turbevyle of Cureslade to Agnes wife of Thomas Hynkley, 
daughter and heir of Richard Hyde late of Cureslade, of all lands 



14 THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 

and tenements which they had with Walter Algard deceased of 
the gift of the said Richard Hyde in the counties of Worcester 
and Hereford in the lordship of Stokeblese, with remainder to 
Alice Payne wife of the said John Payne, daughter of John Mery- 
mon, her heirs and assigns. Witnessed by John Borewall, Richard 
Huchons, William Pole, William Wilkyns, William Borewall. 
Dated at Hyde, Thursday before St. John Baptist (24 June), 
31 Henry VI. 
Two seals. 

49. 1464. Letters of discharge by the Commissary of the 
Bishop of Hereford to Edmund Borne and Edmund Tayler, ad- 
ministrators of Sir Hugh Mortimer, to whom letters were granted 
in 1460. Dated 16 January, 1464. 

On a parchment attached is the following inventory of his 

goods : 

s. d. 

12 Oxen ioj. each 600 

12 Kine and a Bole 400 

8 Spoons of silver 16 o 

A hanging bed of red say with the costeres 368 
2 Steyned beddes with honging thereto and an heling i 6 8 

2 Feder beddes and 10 overworn matris 213 4 

2 pair of fustians 13 4 

6 pair of blankets 10 O 

20 Reverlites 200 

Napery and linen cloth 200 
The crops that was on the earth, horses, and harness 613 4 

After the Heriots were paid 200 

Brass and Pewter 200 



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Endorsed, "Sir Hugh Mortimer, Kt, his Administracon." 
Good seal of the Bishop's Commissary \ 

50. 1465. Grant in fee from Elizabeth Adams of Parva Curye 
to John Parker, parker (parcarius) of Nethewode, William Borewall 
and Thomas Brome of her lands and tenements in Parva Curye 
within the parish of Stokebles. Witnessed by John Huyde, Richard 

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THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 15 

Hechyn, William Pole, Ralph Banewall, John Lee. Dated at Parva 
Cuiyc, 20 February, 4 Edward IV. 
Seal, the letter . 



51. 1465. Release from William Payne and Alice his wife and 
William Cocke and Isabella his wife, daughters and heirs of 
Walter de la Birches and Agnes his wife, to John Parker, parker 
of Nethewood, Edmund Hethe Rector of Thornbury, and Richard 
Parker Vicar of Wolferlow, of all lands in the Vill of Pery, in 
the parish of Stoke Bliss, which descended to them after the 
decease of Agnes their mother. Witnessed by William Borewall, 
John Wolley, William Pole. Dated at Pery, 24 March, 5 Ed- 
ward IV. 

Four seals. 

52. 1476. Grant from Richard Huchonys of Le Pery and Isabel 
his wife to William Downe of Pole in the parish of Stoke Blez 
and Joan his wife, of one close called Sankottes medewe lying 
next the messuage called Pawnynges on the one side and the 
field called Pawnynges on the other side, and extending at one 
head to Le Wyhte's Dyngull. Witnessed by Richard Torbyll, Roger 
Downe, John Symondes. Dated at Pole, 20 June, 16 Edward IV. 

Two seals. 

Endorsed, A free deed of Sankote medow within the Pan- 
nynges to Wm. Downe of the Poole, 16 Edward IV. 

53. 1482. Grant by Richard Launde, son and heir of John 
Launde of the parish of Temedebury, to William Downe of Stoke 
Blese and Joan his wife of one grove called Launde's Grove, in 
the parish of Stoke Blese, at the upper end of the field called 
Hasyl Walles feld, formerly in the tenure of John Pole, six acres 
of arable land whereof 13 sellions lie next to the small water 
leading from Launde's well, and extending to the land formerly 
of the said John Pole now in the tenure of William Downe, and 
to the land called Pannyngs and to the King's highway leading 
to Bockleton. Witnessed by Richard Turbyll, Richard Huchonys, 
Roger Downe, Thomas Towne, William Hyde. Dated at La 
Pole, 2 December, 22 Edward IV. 



ig THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 

54. 1483. Grant by Edmund Hethe, Rector of Thornbury, to 
William Cocke and Isabella his wife, daughter and heir of the 
late Walter de la Birches and Agnes his wife, of lands and tene- 
ments of the said Walter and Agnes in the township of Pery 
which the rector jointly had with John Parker of Nethewode 
and Richard Parker vicar of the church of Wolfurlowe, of the 
gift of William Payne and Alice his wife, and William Cock and 
Isabella his wife. Witnessed by Hugh Shirley, William Winton, 
Richard Hochons, Thomas Pole, Thomas Tiles. Dated at Pery, 
1 6 September, i Richard III. 

55. 1484. Grant by Katharine Card, daughter and heir of Eliza- 
beth Gard, formerly wife of John Gard of Repull (Ripple) in co. 
Worcester, to John Pole, yeoman, of one messuage with lands and 
meadows in Parva Kyre. Witnessed by Geoffrey Weaver and others. 
Dated at Bredon on the Feast of St. Barnabas the Apostle (u 
June), i Richard III. 

Seal gone. 

66. 1484. Power of Attorney from Katherine Gard, daughter 
and heir of Elizabeth Gard, to John Pole and Thomas Pole, to 
recover and receive all evidences concerning one messuage which 
was formerly belonging to Philip Pyn, with six years' arrears of 
rent. Dated St. Barnabas the Apostle (11 June), I Richard III. 

Seal, an animal. 

57. 1484. Power of attorney from Katherine Gard, daughter 
and heir of Elizabeth Gard, to John Baghan of Bromyard, Gentle- 
man, to deliver to John Pole of Parva Cure one messuage in Parva 
Cura. Dated at Bredon, Feast of St. Barnabas (u June), 
i Richard III. 

Seal, an animal. 

58. 1486. Grant from Sir John Mortymer to Thomas Hankys 
and Joan his wife of one furlong of land in the field called le 
Grove feld extending at the head to the paling of the Park at 
Kyre, and all parcels of land lying in the field called Le Hygh 
Lye, to have and to hold to the said Thomas Hankys and Joan 
his wife and their heirs and assigns for ever in exchange for one 




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field called Allyslye extending on one side to the wood called 
Chaveryche, and on the other to the land called Kyre feld, to 
hold of the lord of the fee by services due. Witnessed by Richard 
Acton, Roger Acton, John Cornewaill, William Wynton, Thomas 
Pole. Dated at Fullhams, 28 October, 2 Henry VII. 

59. 1493. Grant from Roger Downe of La Hyde in the parish 
of Stoke Bliss to Roger Downe, son and heir of William Downe 
of La Pole, of all lands and tenements in La Pole and in La 
Pery in the said parish with 43. 6d. of yearly rent, with suits of 
courts, wardships, marriages, heriots, reliefs, which he lately had 
together with Richard Acton, senior, now deceased, of the gift of 
the said William Downe. Witnessed by Richard Borewall, Richard 
Torbill of Cure, John Lone of Sutton, Thomas Downe of Stoke, 
Thomas Downe of Ponsewick. Dated at Pole, on the feast of 
St. George the Martyr (23 April), 8 Henry VII. 

60. 1 504. Bond in 20 from William Schepard of Leomynster, 
co. Hereford, yeoman, to Sir John Mortymer, Knight. Condition 
that Sir John shall peaceably possess all lands and tenements in 
Parva Kure in the parish of Stoke Bles, co. Hereford, and .... 
Pyuis land. Dated 3 July, 19 Henry VII. 

61. 1504. Gift from Thomas Pole of Pery in the parish of 
Stokeblese, Hereford, to Richard Ball, William Dene, and Margery 
his wife of all his goods and chattels, movable and immovable, 
live and dead, in the county of Hereford and elsewhere. Witnessed 
by Roger Hardwyke, gentleman, John Chamburlayn, Bailiff of Brom- 
yard, Richard Pery, Thomas Aubrey, John Hunter of Bromyard. 
Dated at Bromyard, 6 October, 20 Hen. VII. 

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62. I5 J 4- Grant by Roger Downe of Fullams in the parish 
of Eastham to John Thomlyns of Stoke Blise and Walter Reeve 
of Upper Sapey of a tenement called Le Pole with all lands 
in the parish of Stoke Blise belonging thereto, to hold of the 
chief lord of the fee by the services due therefrom. Witnessed by 
John Downe, Philip Brome, Robert Pyt, John Couper, John Taylor. 
Dated at Pole, the last day of May, 6 Henry VIII. 

Seal, blank. 

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1 8 THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 

63. 1514. Grant in fee tail from John Thomlyns of Stoke Blece 
and Walter Reve of Upper Sapy, to Henry Downe, son of Roger 
Downe and Joan his wife, daughter of Thomas Perkyns of Upper 
Sapy, of a tenement with lands, etc., called la Pole in the parish of 
Stoke Blece, which donors had of the gift of Roger Downe of Fullams, 
with remainder to the right heirs of Roger. Witnessed by John 
Downe, Philip Brome, Robert Pytt, John Couper, John Taylor. 
Dated at Pole, 20 June, 6 Henry VIII. 

Two Seals, blank. 

64. 1520. Bargain and sale by Sir Thomas West, Knight, 
cousin and heir to Sir Hugh Mortimer, Knight, namely son of 
Elizabeth daughter of Sir Hugh, to John Croft, Esquire, brother 
of the said Elizabeth wife of Sir Thomas West, of his manor 
of Cure, otherwise Cure Wyard, with the advowson of the church, 
and all his lands there, for 400. Signed and sealed by Thomas 
West. Dated 8 May, 12 Henry VIII. 

65. 1520. Sale by John Croft, Esquire, to Sir William Compton, 
Knight, of the manor of Cure, otherwise Cure Wyard, and the 
advowson and lands, rents and tenements for ^400. Signed and 
sealed by John Croft. Dated 21 May, 12 Henry VIII. 

66. 1520. Fine in duplicate between John Crofte, Roger 
Winter, Philip Harvard, and John Ffysche, plaintiffs, and Thomas 
West of Cuyre Wyarde, Knight, defendant, of the manor of Cuyre 
Wyarde, 7 houses, one mill, 300 acres of land, 400 acres of pasture, 
200 acres of wood, and 6 of rent with appurtenances in Cuyre 
Wyard, and the advowson of the church of Kyre Wyard, in the 
county of Worcester. Dated respectively 9 May and 21 May, 

12 Henry VIII. 

Seals of Henry VIII., black wax, fine impressions. 

67. 1521. Fine levied between Sir William Compton, Knight, 
plaintiff, and John Croft, Esquire, defendant, of the manor of 
Kyer Wyard, 7 messuages, one mill, 300 acres of land, 400 acres 
of pasture, 200 acres of wood, 6 of rent in Kyer Wyard, and 
the advowson of the church. Dated in the Octaves of Trinity, 

13 Henry VIII. 



THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 19 

68. 1525. Indenture being a lease from William Borwall of 
Lityll Cure and Johane his wyfe to Richard Gorgh and Annes 
hys wife of " two mesys ony byld the other not byld," lying in 
"Tedstarne Wafer y vere," and all lands appertaining, late in the 
holding of Water Deikyne and Alis his wife, except a chamber 
at the west end of the built messuage reserved to the said Alice, 
from the day of making hereof for the term of twenty-five years 
for a yearly rent of I2s., to be paid at the feast of the Annuncia- 
tion and St. Michael the Archangel by even payments. In English. 
Dated on the Purification of our Lady, 16 Henry VIII. 

69. 1528. Lease from John Crofte of the Holt, Esquire, to 
John Borrall and Joan his wife of Little Cure, of his Hawle Place 
of Little Cure, with all lands' now in the holding of Borrall and his 
wife, and his water mill in Little Cure, and one acre of "decaye" 
land in the fields of the town of Little Cure, to hold to them and 
Elizabeth their daughter and two older children, in consideration 
of the sum of 46s. 8d., to be paid in two yearly instalments, at 
a rent of 2OS. for the mill, zos. for Hull Place, and A,d. for the acre. 
Dated II December, 20 Henry VIII. 

Seal, the letter C- 

70. 1534. Bond from Richard Turbyll of Cure Parva, husband- 
man, and Henry Down of Stokeblysse, husbandman, to John Pytt, 
in 9, the condition being that Turbyll and Down shall pay to 
Pytt in the church porch of Stokeblysse on Lady Day next, be- 
tween 9 and 12 of the clock before noon, the sum of ^6s. &d., 
and the like sum at Michaelmas next ensuing. Dated 1 1 June, 
26 Henry VIII. 

71. 1536. First of a pair of indentures, being a sale by Walter 
Mason of Stokeblese to Thomas Barnabe of Bokulton, co. Wor- 
cester, gentleman, of three messuages in the Pery in the parish of 
Stokeblese, sometime Hochyns' lands, now in the occupation of 
John Pytte and William Pery. Dated 2 January, 27 Henry VIII. 

Seal, a lion between 3 escollops. 

72. 1536. Second of a pair of indentures, being a sale by 
Walter Mason of Stoke Bleese to Thomas Barnabie of Bockleton, 

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20 THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 

gent., for 40, of three messuages in the Pery in the parish of Stoke 
Bless, formerly Hutchins' lands, now occupied by John Pytte and 
William Pery. Dated 2 January, 27 Henry VIII. 
Seal, the letter PP. 

73. 1536. Fine between Thomas Barnabie, plaintiff, and Walter 
Mason and Anne his wife, defendants, of three messuages, 120 acres 
of land, 40 acres of meadow, 100 acres of pasture, 10 acres of wood, 
and 6 acres of furze and heath in Pery and Stokebles. Thomas 
gave to Walter and Anne 40 sterling. Dated in Michaelmas term, 
28 Henry VIII. 

74. 1 543. Award as follows. 

Thys awarde Indented made the vj th day of June in the xxxv th 
yere of the Raynge of ow're Soverange lorde Kyng Henry by 
the grace of god Kyng of England, ffraunce and Ireland, defender 
of the feythe and supreme hed of the Catheholyke church of 
Englond and Irelond wytnes that we Rehard Wynford of Over 
Sapy and Thomas Baskervyle of Nethewod within the counte of 
Hereford gentylmen Arbytraturs indeferently elected and chosen 
by Wylliam Pyt of Stokeblys in the counte of Hereford yoman 
on the one partye and Harry Downe of the Pole of the same and 
in the same counte yoman on the other partye hathe callyd bothe 
seyd partyes before usse and hathe examyned them indeferently, and 
upon ther examynacyon bothe partyes of ther owne frewylls and 
concent hathe submitted them and all ther matters vnto the 
dyscrescyons of the seyd Rehard Wynford and Thomas Baskerfeyd 
who hathe bownde the seyd partyes greued the one to the other 
in severall obligacyons in the Sume of x/z. a pece whyche bereth 
day and date hereof that is to sey the seyd partyes greued shall 
stande to all theare Jugement and award made by the seyd Richard 
Wynford and Thomas Baskerfeylde so that the award be made 
and delyuered before the feyst of Seyt Johans dey the Baptysts next 
overyinge the date hereof in manner and forme foloynge that ys 
to sey the partyes greued shall be from hendseforth to be lovers 
a.nd freynds the won to forgive the other after the order of charete 
al manner of.accions, suts, quares, detts, accounts debats and de- 
mands whatsoever they be from the begynnynge of thys worelde 
unto thys date and makyng hereof and more the seyd partyes 




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THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 21 

greued shall stand to the lossys and transgressions at ony tyme don 
the one against the other with all hys or there costs expenses 
and charges by meane of vexation or otherwyse except and re- 
served by thys owre awarde holy into the hands of Harry Downe 
ether of his assignes xxd. in redemone to be payde by the hands 
of the seyd Wylliam Pyt ether of his assignes. At the sealling 
and delivery hereof and forther the seyd Harry Down shalby thys 
owre awarde at all tyme or tymes goynge in procession after the 
banner of Cryst shall take forthe the seyd Wylliam Pyt and to 
go egally together in procession and the seyd Harry to put the 
seyd Wylliam on the ryght hand of the seyd Harry ever. And 
in lyke manner the wyves of the seyd partyes greued shall go ever 
in possession after the seyd banner prouyded alway that thys 
awarde is made and geven without any frawde ether gyle vnto 
any of the seyd partyes not at all seassones be not dysposed to 
goo in procession for that thys awarde shalnot at no tyme incurre 
the dawunger of thys penalte of x/z. of nether of the seyd partyes 
thus greued finally yt hys awarded that the seyd Harry shall where 
the goyngs or places be strayte that the on canot goo ageynst 
the other that then the seyd Harry shall put forthe the seyd 
Wylliam before excepte the said Wylliam wyll of hys owne good 
manner and oneste put the seyd Harry before for seniorite or age 
thys seyde bounde not with standynge in ony wysse. And as 
for all manner of incroachments of mers and bounds (sic) heygh- 
ways law pathes to churche mylle or market always to be reserued 
vnto the lets or courts of whom the seyd partyes greued do holde 
or dwelle vnder or eny pie of lands may happen to be in vareance 
betwyxt the seyd partyes greued thys awarde there of to take in 
suche case non effect. In wytnes where of the partyes arbitrators 
beforeseyd ther scales and sygnes haue putt this day and yere 
aboueseyd, per me Ricu m Wynford Thomas Baskeruyle. 
Indorsed " a folish awarde " in Sir Edward Pytts" writing. 



75. 1 548. Bond from Joan Borewall, late of Parva Cura, single 
woman, and Richard Whytney of Marteley, gentleman, to William 
Pytt, for 50, the condition to make a sufficient estate of their 
ground and tenement in Hamnashe, Clifford, when required and in 
in the manner required. Dated 26 December, 2 Edward VI. 



22 THE K.YKK PARK CHARTERS. 

76. 1570. Marriage settlement of Edward Pytts of the Inner 
Temple and Elizabeth Wylford, daughter of Nicholas Wylford, late 
citizen and merchant tailor of the City of London, and sister of 
Thomas Wylford citizen and merchant tailor. 400 to be paid 
to Elizabeth if she outlives her husband and there are no children ; 
if there are children the sum is to be 500. If Edward Pytts 
should survive his father William and Katherine wife of the said 
William, he shall make over to the said Thomas Wylford a good 
sufficient and lawful estate in fee simple in the counties of Hereford, 
Radnor, and Worcester, of the yearly rent of 50, to the use of 
the said Edward and Elizabeth, the longest liver of them, and to 
their issue. If the said Edward should predecease William and 
Katherine his wife then 14 marks of lawful money over and above 
all charges shall descend to the children. Dated 31 July, 1570, 
12 Elizabeth. 

77. 1574. Demise by Katherine Pytt of the Pyrry in the 
county of Hereford, late wife of William Pytt, deceased, to Richard 
Pytt, Edward Pytt, and William Pytt, son of Edward Pytt, of the 
Pyrry in the parish of Stocke with lands and woods, now in the 
tenure of the said Katherine, for 120 i^s. ^d. Witnessed by 
John Buston, William Pytt, John Turbyll, Roger Nevill, and others. 
Dated 10 January, 16 Elizabeth. 

Endorsed, " Mother's lease of the Pyrry to Edward Pytt." 

78. 1575. Lease from Thomas Baskervyle of Nethewood to 
Walter Lyngen of Laysters, in the county of Hereford, James 
Lyngen his son, and Elizabeth wife of James, of two messuages, 
of which one is builded, and two yard lands called the Banwalles, 
one acre of land called the Lady Aker with the appurtenances, 
and of certain woods and groves called Chaveridge, Hanging Grove, 
and Scotts Grove, late in the occupation of William Berham, and 
also of a house lately builded in Chaveridge, late in the occupation 
of Thomas Downes in the parish of Stoke Bliss. Fine 53 os. ^d. 
Witnessed by Anthony Aston, Richard Bayam the elder, Roger 
Goode, John Crumpe, and others. Dated 30 June, 17 Elizabeth. 

79. 1576. Indenture between Edward Pytts of Keare in the 
county of Worcester of the one part and the Right Honorable 




Died 1807, nged 77. 

Size, 4/c. 6 in. by 3 ft. 9 i. 




By T liMli, 1777. 

MADAM PTTTS, of Kyre. 
Widow of Jonathan Pytts. Died 1832, aged 84. 

Situ, 2 _/>. 9 in. by 2 /f. 6 in. 




WILLIAM LACON CHILD E, M P. 

Of Kinkt and Kyre. 
Born 1784. Died 1880. 




EDWARD GEORGE B ALDWTN-CHILDE. 
Of Kyre. 

Prebendary of Hereford. 
Earn I 8 i S. Died 1898. 



THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 23 

Henry Compton, Knight, Lord Compton, of the other part. 
Whereas Lord Compton standeth bound to the said Edward Pytt 
in the sum of 4,000, he hath now bargained and sold unto the 
said Edward Pitt the manor of Kear with its appurtenances, alias 
Kuyre Wyard. Signed, Compton. Witnessed by John Payne, 
Will. Kinson, John Warde, Richard Greene, scrivener. Dated 
30 November, 19 Elizabeth. 

Seal, a lion courant between 3 helmets. 

Endorsed, " My L. Compton's Defeisaunce." 

80. 1576. Receipt by Roger Grafton of the parish of Pen- 
combe, Herefordshire, yeoman, from Edward Pitt of London, 
gentleman, by the hands of Roger Nevell his servant, for the 
sum of 16 135-. 4<, viz. 10 being the moiety of 2oli. given by 
Katherine Evett, mother in law unto the said Roger Grafton, to 
Elizabeth his wife and Alice Pitt her sister, and 6//. 13.?. ^d. in 
consideration of a bed bequeathed to the said Elizabeth by the 
will of William Pitt of Stoke Blisse, deceased, her father. Wit- 
nessed by Richard Grafton, Robert Pyttes, John Buston \ Signed 
and sealed by Roger Grafton. Dated 15 December, 19 Elizabeth. 



81. 1577. Bond, the condition being that William Oliver 
having sold to James Pyte, for a sum of money paid before the 
sealing thereof, one parcel of land with the appurtenance lying 
in the parish of Stoke Bliss in the county of Hereford known by 
the name of'Scaint Flechar's Chappell churchyarde alias Chappell 
Close," if James Pytte shall have and enjoy the said piece of land 
it shall be of none effect. Dated 28 January, 19 Elizabeth. 

82. 1577. Grant from Thomas Downes of Le Poole, yeoman, 
to William Pateshall of Puddleston, gentleman, and Francis Downes 
of Le Hyde, in consideration of a marriage solemnised in fulfilment 
of certain agreements and promises between the aforesaid Thomas 
Downes and Izota his wife, sister of John Pateshall of Le Foorde, 
co. Hereford, esquire, lately deceased, of his messuage called 

* William Pytts' wife was Katherine Buston. 



24 THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 

le Pole iu the parish of Stokeblis with all lands appertaining 
thereto, to the use of Thomas Downes, his wife, and their heirs. 
Signed and sealed by Francis Downes and William Pateshall. 
Dated i April, 19 Elizabeth. 
Seal, the letters F. I. D. 



83. 1577. (Much torn and defaced.) Undertaking from Thomas 
Pytte de Pyrrey, yeoman, and Roger Nevell de Kyre Park, who 
owe 40 to Thomas Turbyl of Kyer Wyard, to pay 25 at the 
nowe dwelling house of .... Thomas Turbyl or at the houses 
.... certayne timber trees sold .... of the Inner Temple, 
gent 



84. IS77-. Memorandum that upon Tuesday, 19 November, 
1577, in the 2o ih year of the reign of our sovereign lady Elizabeth, 
Roger Neuell, servant or bailiff of Edward Pytt of the Inner 
Temple in London, gent., entered into the whole manor of Kyre- 
wyarde alias Cure Wyard, in the county of Worcester, and into 
every several tenement thereof in the name of the whole manor 
with the appurtenances upon the possession of William Baldwyn, 
who wrongfully and without title hath disseized the said Edward 
Pitt, in the presence of William Sharpe, clerk, John Turbe.ll, Thomas 
Pytt of the Park, Richard Pytt of Cotheryche, Robert Pytt, Thomas 
Pitt of the Perrye J . 



85. 1578. Grant from Edward Pytt of Kyer to Thomas Wilford 
and Richard Parkyns, in consideration of a competent fortune to 
be affirmed to Elizabeth his now wife and for the establishment 
and maintenance of his blood and name, of the manor of Kyre 
Wyard alias Cure Wyard, the patronage of the church of Kyer 
Wyard, and all belonging to it (except all lands lying in Bokelton 
being parcel of the said manor, and 31 A. OR. 2OP. in the occupation 
of Roger Perye and Margaret his wife, and 53A. IR. in the occu- 

Possibly a copy of some original document, only two handwritings being used, one 
for the body, the other for all the signatures. 



THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 25 

pation of Thomas Leeth 1 and Agnes his wife and John their son), 
for the use of Edward Pytt, of Elizabeth his wife, then of his sons 
William, James, and Edward in succession, failing whom to his 
own right heirs for ever. Signed by Edward Pytt. Dated 27 May, 
20 Elizabeth. 

Seal, the Arms of Pytts, Barry, an orle of escutcheons. 

Endorsed in the handwriting of Sir Edward Pytts, " A perpetual 
entail of the Manor of Kyre." 

86. 1 578. Exemplification under the great seal of a fine levied 
Mich. term. 20, 21 Elizabeth, between Richard Parkyns, gent., and 
Thomas Webbe, gent., and Edward Pytts, gent., James Baskervyle, 
gent., and Thomas Pytts, gent., of the manor of Kyre Wyard, 
including 3U. of rent in Kyrewyard, Estham, and Bockelton, who 
called to warrant Henry Compton, knight, Lord Compton. 

Seal affixed 15 November, 20 Elizabeth. 



' There are at Kyre a number of deeds 
as follows relating to a family of the name 
of Leefe or Leese, which is said to be the 
same as that called Leeth here, and in 
No. 312 : 

1. 1583. Indenture between John Leefe 
of Northmardon in the county of Sussex, 
and Thomas Lodges of Westmardon in the 
same county yeoman and Margaret his wife, 
being a sale of Berry wood or Berryfield, and 
a close called Osbornes, for ^120. Dated 
19 October, 25 Elizabeth. 

2. 1583. Grant from the Crown to 
Robert Weyman, Margaret his wife, and 
Margaret Leese, widow, of the wardship 
and marriage of John Leesse, ward of the 
Queen, and son and heir apparent of John 
Leese deceased. Extent of property of John 
Leese who died "19 October last " attached, 
it being valued at 30*. a year. The ward 
was 5 years old " 25 May last." Dated 24 
November, 26 Elizabeth. 

3. 1584. Indenture between John Leefe 
of the parish of Stoughton in the county of 
Sussex, and Robert Aylwyn of Idsworth in 
the county of Southampton, being a sale 



of six closes of land called Dyddies lying 
in the parish of Stoughton for 100. Dated 
IO March, 26 Elizabeth. 

4. 1587. Indenture bet ween John Leeffe 
of Upmardon in Sussex yeoman, and Joan 
Leefe, wife of Robert Leefe of Northwood 
in the parish of Stoughton, father of John, 
and Elizabeth, daughter of Robert and Joan, 
being a grant of his copyhold lands called 
Long Croft containing 10 acres more or less 
in the Manor of Northwood, to the said 
Joan and Elizabeth for 2,000 years at a, 
rent of a peppercorn. Dated 7 February, 
29 Elizabeth. 

5. 1611. Deed poll from John Leeffe 
of Northwood in the parish of Upmardon, 
setting forth that [in consideration of a 
marriage between himself and Elizabeth 
Churche, " consanguinear " of Richard Ma- 
thewe of Stansted in the parish of Stough- 
ton, he had granted to the aforesaid Richard 
Mathewe and William Leeffe of Northwood 
all his property in Upmardon and Stoughton 
containing 130 acres, to hold to the use of 
the grantor and the heirs of his body legiti- 
mately begotten. Signed : John X Leeffe. 
Dated 13 November, 9 James I. 



26 THE KVRE PARK CHARTERS. 

87- 1579' Sale from Francis Downes of Hyde to James Pytts 
of Stoke Blyse, yeoman, of the chapel called " Saincte Flecher's 
Chappell," and one acre and a-half of land and half a virgate 
of land belonging to the said " late " chapel, situated in Stoke 
Bliss, and in the tenure of John Pytts, as amply as John Herbert 
and Andrew Palmer lately had the premises of the grant of Queen 
Elizabeth by letters patent, dated 22 September, in the i/th year 
of her reign (1575) to hold of the Queen in socage. Witnessed by 
William Rowberye, Thomas Pitt, John Hughes, Richard Harley. 
Dated i September, 21 Elizabeth. 

Seal of dark wax. 

Memorandum that Downes gave possession by cutting a turf 
and hawthorn twig, and delivering the same to Pytt, in the pre- 
sence of the same witnesses, 22 February, 22 Elizabeth. 

88. 1580. Award endorsed " Barnabie's award." 
.... Know ye that whereas there is and hath been strife, 
variance, and discord between one Richard Barnabie of Bockleton, 
co. Worcester, Esquire, and James Pytt of the Perry .... to 
avoide the charges, etc., and by the special motion and curtesie 
of Edward Pytt of Kyer, Esquire .... have committed themselves 
.... to the final determination of the said Edward Pytt .... who 
after examining and debating of the matter makes the following 

First he doth advise the parties from henceforth shall .... 

remit .... all little claims, suits, quarrels .... whatsoever, and 
all arrears of rent which of right were due by the saide James Pytt 
unto the said Richard Barnabie before the feast of the Annunciation 
laste paste before the date of this award. Also he doth award that 
James Pytt shall convey .... to Richard Barnaby by one suf- 
ficient deed .... all that concealed land called and known by 
the name .of St. Fleecher's Chappell, and all appurtenances .... 
thereto belonging in the parish of Stoke Bliss .... now or late 
in the tenure of James Pytt or his assigns, all which rented premises 
with their appurtenances the said James Pytt lately had to him 
and his heirs assigned of the gift and grant of one Francis Downes, 

gentleman Also he doth further award that the said James 

Pytt and his heirs, etc., pay .... to Richard Barnaby .... 
before the feast of St. John the Baptist next coming after the date 
of these .... at the new mansion house of the said Richard 



THE K.YRE PARK CHARTERS. 2^ 

Barnaby, called the Hull, situate in the parish of Bockleton, the sum 

of 10 5-y And further, in consideration of the said deed, 

Richard Barneby shall permit and suffer the said James Pytt to 
have and to hold and demyse all his lease and term of years yet 
to come of all appurtenances, etc., at the Perry, nowe in the tenure 
and occupation of the said James Pytt, in as large, ample, and 
beneficial manner as John Pytt his father, deceased, held the same 
.... and further, after the said James Pytt shall convey the 
said concealed lands he enjoys with the Perry house, etc., and 
further that the said James Pytt and his heirs, etc., shall pay 

a chief rent of "js. lod to Thomas Baskervile of Netherwood, 

gentleman .... Richard Barnaby allowing the said James Pytt 
yearly towards the payment of 6s. 8d. In witness whereof the said 
arbitrator to the said award has subscribed his name and put his 
seal. Signed : Edwarde Pytt. Dated 4 April, 22 Elizabeth. 
Seal broken. 

89. 1581. Covenant in duplicate between Edward Pytt of Kyer, 
Esquire, and Richard Parkins of the Inner Temple, Esquire, and 
Thomas Wilford of London, Esquire, that Edward Pytt, being 
seized of the Manor of Hanley Chylde and the Perry and the appur- 
tenances, land in Kettle's Cure alias Little Cure, and a burgage 
and messuage in Leominster, his eldest son William shall pay 
portions to his two sons James and Edward, if he survives his 
father. Signed by Edward Pytt and Richard Parkyns. Wit- 
nessed by Richard Greene, senior, William Forke, John Hewell, 
John Midleton. Dated 14 October, 23 Elizabeth. 

Two seals, arms of Pitt, and a bird. 

90. 1582. Bond from Sir Henry Sidney, K.G., Lord President 
of the Marches, to Edward Pytt of Kyer in 100. Signed "by 
me, H. Sydney." Witnessed by William Blount and William Pratt. 

' Dated 4 May, 24 Elizabeth. 

In writing at foot, " Md. that I, Richard Grene, delyuered the 
looli. herein mentioned for and from the above-named Edward 
Pytt unto William Pratt, servant to the above bounde L. President, 
to his use, of whom I received this obligation, sealed, signed, and 
delivered from the saide L. President to the use of the saide 
Edwarde the xxvj daie of Maie, 1582." 



28 THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 

Condition on the back of the bond : If the Fifty pounds is 
repaid before 21 May, 1583, the obligation to be void. 



91. 1582. Grant from George Appowell of Hanley Childe, 
yeoman, to Thomas Pitt of Little Kyer of all his goods, jewels, 
plate, etc. Pitt is also to receive debts due to him from Richard 
Reddyng of Underley, gent., and William Turbill of Little Cure. 
Witnessed by Edward Pitt, owner of the manor, Richard Winton, 
John Smith, Roger Nevell. 

92. 1583. Receipt from John Payne and William Atkinson 
of London to Edward Pytt of Kyer, Esquire, on behalf of Henry 
Lord Compton for 1,100 due on a bond. Witnessed by E. Heyncs, 
Ri. Canelea }(?), Francis Hodnett, Win. Towreson, Hugh Harris, 
Leonard Danett, Thomas Wilford, and Richard Parkyns. Dated 
31 May, 25 Elizabeth. 

Two seals. 

93- 1583. Release from Thomas Baskervile of Netherwood, 
armiger, to Edward Pytt of Kyer Wyarde, armiger, of a parcel 
of land containing half a rood in the park of Kyer Wyarde called 
Kyer Park near Banwall's gate, and of a buck yearly to be received 
or hunted by the said Thomas in the said park of the said Edward. 
Signed, Thomas Baskervyle. Dated 2 November, 25 Elizabeth. 

Seal of arms defaced. 

Sealed and delivered by Robert Pratt, servant to William 
Childe, arm., in the presence of William Chylde, William Marklowe, 
Thomas Astone, Simon Hall. 

Endorsed, Release of the Buck in Kyre Park. 



94. 1585. Fine in which Edward Pytt, Esquire, is plaintiff, and 
Thomas Baskervyle, Esquire, is deforciant, of the manor of Stoke- 
otherwise Stoke Blysse, and of messuages, lands, rents, etc., in Stoke 
Blysse, and of the manors of Parva Kyer, otherwise Kettle's Cure, 
Hull, and Bannolles, and of messuages, lands, rents, etc., in. Parva 
Kyer, Hull, and Bannolles. In Michaelmas Term, 27 Elizabeth. 



THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 29 

95. 1585. Release from James Wynton of Bodenhame, co. 
Hereford, gentleman, to Thomas Baskervile of Nethwood, co. Here- 
ford, Esquire, of all suits, debts, etc., which may belong to the 
former by reason of a defeasance upon a statute or bond made 
to him by the latter. Witnessed by Francis Lovell, Esquire, 
Francis Downes, gent, Humfrey Cornwall, Esquire, William 
Pychard, and Anthony Acton, gent. Dated 16 October, 27 
Elizabeth. 

96. 1585. Release of James Wynton of Bodenham in the 
county of Hereford, gentleman, to Edward Pytt of Kyer, Esquire, 
of rights in the manors of Parva Kyere, otherwise Kettell's Cure, 
and Hull in the county of Worcester, and the manor of Stoke Blysse 
in the county of Hereford, with appurtenances, and lands in Estam, 
Hull, Banwalls, Flyntes, Hurdesley, Hanley Childe, Chaveridge, 
Pyrrye, and Hyde, in the counties of Hereford and Worcester. 
Witnessed by Thomas Pytt of the Park, Philip Good, servant to 
Mr. Thomas Baskervile, John Burhall, Ro^er Grafton, and William 
Pytt. Dated 20 October, 27 Elizabeth. 

Seal, R. G. 

97. 1585. Exemplification of a recovery levied in Michaelmas 
torm, 27 Elizabeth, between Richard Greene and Roger Grafton, 
plaintiffs, and Edward Pitt, Esquire, defendant, of the manor of 
Little Kyer, otherwise Kettle's Cure, Hull, Banwalls, and lands 
in the same places, in which Edward Pitt called to warranty 
Thomas Baskervile. Dated 29 November, 28 Elizabeth. 

Seal, portion of that of the Common Pleas. 

98. 1586. Grant of all his goods, jewels and plate whatso- 
ever from George Appowell of Hanley Child, yeoman, to Thomas 
Pytt of Little Kyre, who is also to receive debts due to him from 
Richard Reddyng of Underleigh, gent, and William Turbyll of 
Little Cure. Witnessed by Edward Pytt, the owner of the manor, 
Richard Wynton, John Smythe, Roger Nevell, with others. Dated 
28 February, 28 Elizabeth. 

99. 1586. License from the Queen to Thomas Baskerville, 
Esquire, to alienate to Richard Parkyns and Richard Greene all 



3<D THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 

tithes of grain arising in the vill and fields of Rayes Hide in the 
parish of Stoke Bliss, late in the tenure of William Pytt, and all 
other tithes in the said parcel (parchment perished) to Francis 
Penies, clerk, and formerly belonging to the monastery of Lyme- 
broke. Dated 2 July, 28 Elizabeth. 

100. 1586. Indenture between Thomas Baskervill and Edward 
Pitt securing an annuity of 66 to Johane Pitt, daughter of Edward 
Pitt, on her marriage with John Baskervill, son and heir of Thomas 
Baskervill *. The annuity to be charged upon the lands of Nether- 
wood, Thornbury, Edwyn Loch, and Stokebliss. The same to be 
paid yerely at the feast days of St. Michael and the Annunciation. 
If the said annuity is behind and unpaid, power for Pitt to enter 
into the manors and distrain, and also for a penalty of 3 $s. 8d. 
for such occurrence. Signed Thomas Baskervyll. Witnessed by 
Richard Parkyns, Richard Greene, John Hewitt, servant to the 
aforesaid Richard Greene. Dated i November, 28 Elizabeth. 

101. 1586. Fine in duplicate levied between Richard Parkyns, 
Esquire, and Richard Greene, Esquire, plaintiffs, and Thomas 
Baskerville, Esquire, deforciant, of the manors of Netherwood, 
Thornbury, Edvyn Ralph, Butterley, Bromyard, Edvyn Loach, and 
Collington ; and of tithes in Stoke Bliss. Thomas was paid ;8o. 
Dated the Octave of St. Martin, 8 November, 28 Elizabeth. 

102. 1586. Indenture between Thomas Baskerville of Nether- 
wood, co. Hereford, Esquire, and Edward Pytt of Kyer Wyard, 
co. Worcester, Esquire. In consideration of a marriage between 
John, son and heir of Baskervile, and Joan, daughter of Pytt, to be 
solemnised before the feast of the Purification, 1590, "yf thus the 
said John and Joan will thereunto agree," and for divers other 
considerations it is agreed that Baskervill shall levy a fine to 
Richard Parkyns and Richard Green, who shall hold the manors 
to the use of Thomas Baskerville for his life ; after his death one 
moiety to the use of Bridget his wife ; after her decease to the 
said John Baskerville until the marriage is solemnised ; after the 
marriage to the said John and his heirs ; and in default of such 

1 This marriage never took place. 



THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 31 

to the right heirs of Thomas Baskerville. If the marriage should 
take place, and if Thomas Baskervill should pay to Edward Pytt 
200 in the porch of the parish church of Kyer, then the use of 
the said manors limited to Edward Pytt shall cease and be utterly 
void. Signed " By me Thomas Baskervile." Dated 10 November, 
28 Elizabeth. 

Memorandum that the money was not paid in the porch of Kyre 
Church, whereby Edward Pytt became seised of the premises. 

Roger Turvill of Kyer attended the receipt and tender from 
after Prayer and after the Sunesett of the same day together with 
the said Edward Pytt in the presence of these witnesses : 

William Brimels, clerk. Edward Burrall. 

Thomas Sheffield. Edward Fisher. 

John Burrall. Thomas Sheffield the younger. 

John Ferrington. Richard Sheffield. 

Roger Nevell. John Pytt. 

Richard Turvill. Richard Chamber. 

John Sheffield. 

Endorsed, By this indenture and fyne for non payment of 
600 Edwin, Butterley, and Collinton is forfeited. Keep this as 
the chief conveyance. 

103. 1586. Covenant between Edward Pytt of Kyer Wyard 
and Thomas Baskerville of Netherwood, that in consideration of 
550 to be paid by Edward Pytt thus : 

s. d. 

Thomas Baskerville 200 

Raphe Sheldon of Beoley 40 

Sundry persons IO 

Anthony Attwood 100 

John Cage of London 100 

Lawrence Washington of Gray's Inn, gent. 20 

Richard Martyn, Alderman of London 30 

Matthew Kirke of Holborn, Tailor 3368 
Robert Oliver, Servant to Baskerville 4 13 4 

Thomas Butler of Ludlow 12 



32 THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 

and of the marriage of John Baskervill, son and heir of Thomas 
Baskervill, with Johanna, daughter of Edward Pytt, to take place 
before the Feast of the Purification, 1590, Thomas Baskervill 
shall before the Nativity of our Lord settle the manors of Nether- 
wood, Thornbury, Edvin Raffe, Edwin Loach, Butterley, Bromyard, 
and Colynton, and the rectory of Stoke Bliss, in the following 
manner ; First, on Thomas Baskerville for life without impeachment 
of waste ; then one moiety to the use of Bridgett, now wife of 
Thomas Baskervill, and after the decease o Bridgett, to the use 
of the said John until the marriage between the said John and 
Joane, and after the marriage to the use of John and Joane, the 
longer liver of them and their heirs, and also shall before the Feast 
of St. John Baptist, 1591, will and truly pay to the said Edward 
Pytt or his heirs in the church porch of the parish of Kyer the 
sum of 200. Dated 10 November, 28 Elizabeth. 
Signed, Thomas Baskerville. 

Memorandum. That upon the Feast of the Purification of 
St. Mary the Virgin, 1590, the said Thomas Baskerville should 
have paid 600 for the redemption of Edwyn, etc. The said 
Thomas made default of payment, and because the said sum 
was never rendered nor any part thereof at the church porch 
of Kyer, by himself, nor any for him, the said Edward Pytt 
standeth seized of the said manor and premises to him and his 
heirs for ever. 

Roger Turvill of Kyer. John Sheffield. 

William Brimells, Clerk. Edward Burrall. 

Thomas Sheffield. Edward Fisher. 

John Burrall. Thomas Sheffield the younger. 

John Ferrington. Richard Sheffield. 

Roger Newell. John Pyt. 

Richard Turvill. Richard Chambre. 

104. 1586. Indenture reciting a deed of Thomas Baskervile, 
dated August I, 27 Elizabeth, between him and Edward Pitt, being 
a mortgage to Pitt of the manors of Lyttle Kyre alias Kettle's 
Cure, and Hull in the county of Worcester, and the manor of 
Stokeblisse in co. Hereford, and other appurtenances, for the sum 



THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 33 

of 200. Reciting also a deed dated 2 November, 28 Elizabeth, 
whereby an exchange of the Mylne Hurst and Comball for certain 
lands of Edward Pytt was effective. And also that Pytt holds of 
the said Baskerville 5 messuages and other lands in the Pyrry and 
Kettle's Cure. It is covenanted that if Baskervill shall redeeme 
his manors, he shall convey the rents and profits of the 5 mes- 
suages in Pyrry to Edward Pitt. Witnessed by Richard Green, 
John Hewett, servant of Richard, Robwell Oliver. Dated 12 No- 
vember, 28 Elizabeth. 

105. 1586. Indenture between Edward Pytt of Kyer Wyard, 
co. Worcester, Esquire, and Thomas Baskervill of Netherwood, co. 
Hereford, Esquire, witnessing that Baskervill by a recognisance 
taken before Sir Edmonde Anderson, Knight, Chief Justice of the 
Common Pleas at Westminster, stands bound to Pytt in the sum 
of 1,200. But if the said Baskervill shall duly keep the cove- 
nants specified in their several pairs of indentures between the 
parties, one pair, dated 10 November, being a conveyance of 
divers manors and lands ; another pair bearing date i November, 
containing a grant of an annuity; and the third pair date 12 
November, containing certain covenants for a release hereafter to 
be made by Baskerville of certain quit rents to Pytt or his heirs, 
the recognisance shall be of no effect. Witnessed by Richard 
Grene, John Hewett scrivener of Richard, T. Manne. Dated 15 
November, 28 Elizabeth. 

106. 1586. Fine between Edward Pitts and Thomas Basker- 
vile of Banwolles, with the appurtenances, 6 messuages, 2 tofts, 
4 gardens, 200 acres of land, 6 acres of field, 100 acres of pasture, 
i acre of wood, and 2 acres of heather, in Banwolles, Stoke Bliss, 
Eastham, and Hanley Childe, in the county of Worcester, which 
are held in capite, as it is said, to have and to hold to Edward Pitts 
and his heirs for ever. 

107. 1586. Release by Thomas Baskerville of Netherwood to 
Edward Pytt of Kyer Wyard of 5 messuages in Pyrry and Kettle's 
Cure which were belonging to William Pitt the late father of 
Edward, and also two parcells of land called Mylne Hurst and 
Comball in Pyrry and Kettle's Cure. Signed " by me, T. Basker- 
ville." Witnessed by Richard Green, Scrivener, John Hewett, 
Scrivener of Richard, Thomas Mame, Robert Oliver. 

P 



34 THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 

Endorsed : Myle Hurst and Comball. Covenant to release 
Rents and Services in Pyrry and Little Kyre which notwithstanding 
are already released by the Mortgage. 

108. 1586. Lease from Richard Morris, alias Griffiths, of Hanley 
Child, yeoman, and Thomas Morris, alias Griffiths, to Edward Pytt 
of Kyer, for 4.0 at a rent of one peppercorn, for the term of 
60 years, of the Grove known as Wynsley's Grove or Griffiths' 
Grove in the parish of Eastham, as now or at any time to be 
surrounded or overflowed with water occasioned by the Myll pool 
lately erected in the park of Kyer. Dated i August, 27 Elizabeth. 

109. 1586. Recovery to the use of Edward Pytte and to his 
heirs for ever, expressed and led by an indenture from H., Lord 
Compton, and by one other from R. Parkyns and T. Webbe. 
Dated 2 July, 28 Elizabeth. 

Royal Seal, Elizabeth R. 

110. 1588. Endorsed. An exemplification of a recovery, dated 
Michaelmas Term, 29 and 30 Elizabeth, had by Edward Pytte 
against Sheffeld, an obstinate freeholder in Cure Wiard, for cutting 
and " challegmise " estovers and the trees in Wolley's Heath, being 
the lord's waste, with costs and damages of 6 for his trespass. 
Dated 20 May, 30 Elizabeth. 

Royal Seal, Elizabeth R. 

111. 1592. Lease from Sir James Croft, Knight, to Francis 
Down of Lyttel Kyre of the Long Meadow in Edwyn, and a 
tenement in Bromyard. 

112. 1596. Fine between Edward Pytt, armiger, plaintiff, and 
Thomas Baskervile, armiger, and. John Baskervile, gentleman, 
deforciants, of the manor of Bannolles, and of lands in Bannollcs, 
Stokeblysse, Eastham, and Hanley Childe for 80. Fifteen days 
after Whitsuntide, 38 Elizabeth. Two copies. Dated Easter Term, 
38 Elizabeth. 

113. 1596. Pardon under the great Seal for Alienation. For 
the consideration of 425-. the Queen grants Bannolls and lands in 
Stokebliss, Eastham, and Hanley Childe, which had been sold 



THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 35 

without Royal license by Thomas and John Baskerville, to Edward 
Pytt. Dated 1 1 November, 38 Elizabeth. 
Great Seal of England. 

114. 1597. Exemplification under Great Seal of England of 
a recovery dated Hilary term, 39 Elizabeth. William Pytt, gent., 
and Richard Grene against Edward Pytt, armiger, defendant, pro- 
perty in Bannolls, Stokeblisse, Eastham, and Hanley Childe. 
Thomas Baskerville called to warranty. 

Great Seal In black wax affixed 12 February, 39 Elizabeth. 
Endorsed " Bannolls Recovery." 

115. 1598. Bond whereby Thomas Antrobus of Lincoln's Inn, 
gent, and Edward Pytt of Cure Wyard, Esquire, and Samuel Sands 
of Ombersley, Esquire, before Sir Edmond Anderson, Knight, 
chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, became bound unto 
the said Thomas Antrobus for 2,000, the condition being the 
payment of 1,100. Signed by Edward Pytts, Sa. Sandes. Dated 
25 November, 40 Elizabeth. 

Two seals, the arms of Pytts, and W. A. with a flourish. 

116. 1599. Bond from John Baskerville and Thomas Lowe 
to repay to Sir Edward Pytt 10 los. on the 7th day of May next 
ensuing at the usual place for the office of the said Edward Pytt, 
being within the Falcon Court in the parish of St. Dunstan's in 
the West in Flete Street in the subburbs of London. Witnessed 
by Richard Greene, John Humphrey, Edward Pytts, Junior, and 
William Thorpe. Signed by John Baskervil and Tho : Lowe. 
Dated 8 June, 1 599. 

117. 1602. Fine in duplicate between Edward Pytt, Esquire, 
plaintiff, and William Barneby, Esquire, deforciant, of three mes- 
suages and lands in Perry and Stokeblisse, wherein Barneby cove- 
nants to warrant against the heirs of Richard Barneby, Esquire, 
deceased, his father, and Thomas Barneby, Esquire, deceased, his 
grandfather. And Edward Pytt gave William Barneby 100. Dated 
Michaelmas Term, 44 Elizabeth. 

118. 1602. Bargain and Sale from William Barneby of Bockle- 
ton, Esquire, to Edward Pytt of Curewyard, Esquire, of the mes- 

D 2 



36 THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 

suage and farm called Wrathes, otherwise Garmesley, otherwise 
Garnesley, with lands, etc., in Stokeblisse, Perry, and Garmesley 
in the county of Hereford and Worcester, in the tenure of Roger 
Cowper, also the messuage or farm called James Pytte's tenement 
of the Perry, or within the village of the Perry in the said places, 
Barneby and Amphilis his wife will make further assurances. 
Signed by Vendor. Witnessed by John Wern, Anthony Nicholas, 
Richard Greene, Roger Barber, Ric. Wotton, Nich. Charles, Edw. 
Toller ? Dated i October, 44 Elizabeth. 
Seal of arms. 

119. 1602. Lease from Edward Pytt of Kyer Wyard, Esquire, 
to Roger Pytt, alias Cowper of Stokeblisse, wheelwright, of 
Wrathes, or Garmesley in Stokeblisse now in his occupation, re- 
serving always all manner of woods with free access thereto, for 
four score years, if the said Roger, Margaret, his now wife, or 
his son Richard shall so long live, at the rent of six pounds a 
year, with a heriot of 40^. at the death of each person dying 
a tenant of the premises by virtue of this demise, Roger to have 
howsboote and plowboote, fireboote and heyboote ; and not to let 
the premises to anyone for more than a year, except to Margaret 
his now wife, during her life, or after her death to Richard his 
son, or after his death to some other child or children of his, 
without the consent in writing of Edward Pytt. The lessee is not 
to break up more than 21 acres of the land for corn at one time, 
unless for the sowing of hemp or flax. Signed by Roger Pytt with 
a mark. Witnessed by James Pytt, W. Baldwyne, Francis Hodnett, 
Fra. Bull. Dated 24 December, 45 Elizabeth. 

Seal gone. 

120. 1602. Bond from Philip Bigge of Aldington, in the county 
of Worcester, Esquire ; Francis Dingley 1 of Charlton, Esquire, in 
the same county ; and Henry Hunte of the Middle Temple, London, 
Esquire, to Edward Pytt of Cure wyard, Esquire, in 100 to pay 
50 at his Phillisars Office of the said Edward Pytt in the 
Faulcon Court near St. Dunstan's church in Fleete Streete. Signed 
by Philip Bigge, Fr. Dingley, and Henry Hunt. Witnessed by 
William Danes, John Edwards, servant to Richard Wotton, Scri- 
vener. Dated 12 May, 44 Elizabeth, 1602. 

1 Francis Dingley married Edward Pytts' daughter. 



THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 37 

121. 1602. Exemplification of a recovery by Richard Greene, 
gent., and Thomas Astwick, gent., against Edward Pitt, Esquire, 
of lands in Perrie and Stoke Bliss, 120 acres and 3 messuages, 
100 acres of meadow, 40 acres of pasture, 10 acres of wood, and 
6 acres of furze and heath. William Barneby the voucher. Dated 
29 December, 45 Elizabeth. 

Seal of the Court of Common Pleas (good). 

122. 1603. Endorsed, " Mr. Hollwaie's acquittance." Isaak 
Holloway, Citizen and Merchant tailor of London, have demysed 
and quit claimed unto Sir Edward Pytt of Kere Wyard, Knight, 
all demands whatsoever from the beginning of the worlde until 
the day of the date thereof. Signed by Isak Holloway. Wit- 
nessed by Ricardi Greene. Dated 8 February, 1603, i James I. 

123. 1603. Release in performance of Indentures dated I Oc- 
tober, 44 Elizabeth 1 , from William Barneby of Bockleton, Esquire, 
to Sir Edward Pytt of Curewyard, Knight, of all right in the 
messuage and farm called Wrathes, otherwise Garmesley, otherwise 
Garnesley, in Stokeblisse, Perry, and Garmesley, in the counties 
of Hereford and Worcester, in the tenure of Roger Cowper, and 
in another messuage called the tenement of James Pytt of the 
Perry, or in the vill of le Perry, and in all other lands in the 
same places which he or his father Richard Barneby, Esquire 
deceased, had. Signed by William Barneby. Witnessed by Hum- 
frey Littleton, Edward Pytt, Francis Hodnett, Thomas Barbour. 
Dated i August, i James I. 

Endorsed, " Delivered to Sir James Pytt to the use of Sir Edward 
Pytt." 

Seal of arms. 

124. 1605. Royal Pardon to Edward Pytt. 

Rex omnibus ad quos, etc., Salutem. Sciatis quod nos de gratia 
nostra speciali ac ex certa scientia et mero motu nostro pardon- 
avimus remisimus et relaxavimus ac per presentes pro nobis here- 
dibus et successoribus nostris pardonavimuus remisimus et relaxa- 
vimus Edwardo Pytt de Curewyard in comitatu Wigorniae militi, 

1 See No. 118. 



38 THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 

etc., being a free pardon for all offences both civil and eccle- 
siastical " before the 1st of February last past." No date of year. 

Seal, a fragment. A Leopard's head, jessant de lys, impaling 
or quartering, quarterly i and 4, a cross between 4 lions rampant ; 
2 and 3, barry of 6. 

125. 1605 (?). James I. To Sir Edward Pytt, Knight, of Cure 
Wyard. Incomplete document being a general pardon from King 
James I. which appears never to have been executed. No date or 
signature. 

126. 1605. Ecclesiastical pardon to Sir Edward Pitt, absolv- 
ing him from an accusation of incontinence with Mary, wife of 
Thomas Culwick, gentleman. It refers to Royal Letters Patent 
granting an " indulgence " to the said Sir Edward Pitt. Dated 
5 October, 1605. 

Seal, broken. 

127. 1605. Bond from George Hopton, of Hopton Salop, 
Armiger, to Sir Edward Pitt, of Curewyard, Knight, in 2,000 
under the Statute Staple. Dated 22 November, 3 James of 
England, 39 of Scotland. 

Three seals, one a rose and crown (very good), and two of arms. 

128. 1606. Marriage settlement of Brydget, daughter of Sir 
Edward Pytts, with George Hopton, already married. Anne Hop- 
ton of Hopton, in the county of Salop, late wife of Richard Hopton, 
George Hopton, son and heir of the above, and Richard Crompton 
Hopton and Martha his wife ; and Sir Edward Pytt of Kyer 
Wyard, Knight, Sir James Pytt his son, Thomas Hopton of Hopton, 
and Thomas Slade of Hopton. In consideration of 1,000, George 
Hopton settles in trustees the manors of Hopton, Canginford, Cold 
Weston, Acton Burnell, and Acton Pigott, in the county of Salop, 
and the advowsons of Stoke Mylborough, otherwise Milberstock, 
of all of which George Hopton is seized, on the heirs male of 
himself and his wife. Signed : George Hopton. Witnessed by 
Sam. Sandys, Rich. Lytler, Rich. Greene, Rich. Wotton. 

Seal. 



THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 39 

129. 1607. Permission to divert a path which leads through 
Cure Wyard from the Vill of Bockleton to Stoke Bliss, by the 
mansion of and through the orchard and courtyard of the said 
Edward, with permission to enlarge the orchard and to make 
another path of the same size with bridges and hedges, and to 
preserve from springs of water, which alteration will be no detri- 
ment to the King's subjects, etc. Sir Walter Savage, Sheriff. 
Jurors : Philip Jones, gent., Roger Acton, gent., John Archyrde, 
Henry Seakyn, Thomas Perrie, John Kynnett, John Barker, John 
Adams, Roger Grubbe, James Weston, Thomas Willes. Signed : 
Matthew Carch, John Tyndall. Dated 5 February, 1607. 

Great seal of James I., white wax. 

Endorsed, " An exemplification of the request of Sir Edward 
Pitt, Knight, 5 February, 1607 V 

130. 1608. Fine in which Sir Edward Pytt, Knight, is plaintiff 
and John Downe deforciant of one messuage, two barns, land, etc., 
in Pirry and Stoke blisse. Fine, 120 sterling. Dated Michael- 
mas term, 6 James I. 

131. 1610. Bond from Thomas Lucy of Charlecote in Warwick, 
Knight, to Edward Pitt of Curewyard, co. Worcester, Knight, in 
40. Condition, to observe covenants in indentures. Dated 20 
November, 8 James I. 

132. 1611. Bond from Edward Wemme of the parish of 
Claines, gent., and William Cave of Leigh, gent., to Sir Edward 
Pytt, Sheriff of Worcestershire, in 200, to perform the covenants 
in indentures. Signed : Edward Wemme, William Cave. Wit- 
nessed by Richard Greene, George Green, Anthony Nicholetts, 
William Acton. Dated 20 November, 9 James I. 

133. 1613. Agreement between Sir Edward Pytt of Cure 
Wyard, Knight, and James Lingen of the Banwalles, yeoman, and 
Elizabeth his wife. Whereas Thomas Baskervile of Netherwood 
in 1585 granted unto Walter Lingen father of James two messuages 
called Banwalles and one house in Chaveridge and divers lands, 
and whereas Sir Edward Pitt is immediate lord of the said premises 

1 No doubt a return to a writ of Ad quod damnum. 



40 THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 

by purchase, etc., he the said Sir Edward Pitt leases to James 
Lingen and Elizabeth, as well as to Sir James Pytt, Knight, for 
80 years .... all the ground Chaveridge, Croft, etc., from the 
several stakes as they are now placed to the pale of Cure Park 
as it now is by the several stakes severed and distinguished from 
the rest of the three several grounds called Chaveridge Croft 
grounds and the vallet as before said, conteyning by estimation 
six acres or thereabouts of wild barren old heathy lands with 
liberty for Sir James Pitt to fence, pale, etc. . . . divide, enclose 
.... also the tenement or cottage known by the name of the 
New House in Chaveridge with garden and orchard .... also 
a cottage with garden known by the name of the Croft ground 
now in the occupation of Elizabeth Beauchamp .... no persons 
to sell ale or beere or keep a common tippling house .... nor 
kill, destroy or consent to the killing, disturbing or destroying the 
deer in the park of the said Sir Edward Pytt 
Signed : James Lingen, Elizabeth X Lingen. 

134. 1613. Demise by James Lingen of Banwalles, yeoman, 
and Elizabeth his wife to Sir James Pytt of Cure Wyard, Knight, 
in consideration of a license made by Sir Edward Pytt for the 
letting of two messuages known by the names of the New House 
in Chaveridge and Scotsground (?) of all those several parcels of 
ground divided by stakes unto Cure Park beginning northward 
from a corner or nook of the said Cure Park pale southward unto 
a crooked Birch growing next the said pale of Cure Park adjoining 
the said leasow called the Vallett, containing about 6 acres of wild 
barren old heathy and broomy land. Signed : James Lingen, 
Elizabeth Lingen. Witnessed by Thomas . . . ., Francis Wynton, 
Richd. Evans. Dated 20 January, 1613. 

135. 1613. Bond from James Lingen of the Banwalles, yeoman, 
to Sir James Pytt, Knight, in 20. 

Condition, that James Lingen and Elizabeth his now wife shall 
fulfil the Covenants in an indenture bearing this date. Dated 
12 January, 1613. 

136. 1618. Exchange between Sir James Pytt of Kyer Wyard, 
Knight, and Robert Ovington of Kyer Wyard, clerk, being a lease 
of 50 years from Pytt to the latter, of all that parcel of meadow 



THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 41 

and orchard called by the name of " Bache close," containing by 
estimation i acre i rood, and the pasture adjoining called " Loun- 
sech," containing 4 acres, both pieces of land lying and being and 
abutting towards the highway to Leominster on the north, 
a meadow in the occupation of John Sheffield called " Lounsech " 
on the south, the land of Charles Turvile on the west, and the 
said Robert Ovington's on the east side ; and two other parcels 
of arable land containing 2 acres abutting on the highway leading 
to Bromyard on the west, and Sadler's plot on the east, also in 
the parish of Kyer Wyard, and which are in the tenure or occu- 
pation of Sir James Pytt, Knight, for a payment of one pepper- 
corn yearly if it be lawfully demanded. Signed : Robert Ovington. 
Witnessed by Charles Turvile, John X Sheffield, Rich. Kirbye. 
Dated 21 March, 15 James I. 

Seal of arms, Pytts' impaling Heveningham. 

137. 1618. John Sheffield of the Parish of Cure Wyard, yeoman, 
and the Right worthy Sir James Pytts of Kyer Wyard, Knight. In 
consideration of an .... exchange of lands in a feofment made 
between the above and also other considerations John Sheffield 
absolutely gives ug for himself and his heirs i piece of arable land 
called Sommer pole, 2 acres being in the field called the Church field 
abutting the highway leading from Kyre Corte to Kyre Park 
upon the south, upon tillage ground of Sir James Pytts upon 
the north, upon other ground of Sir James Pytts in the same 
field towards the east, and upon certain lands called Neue Pyninge 
towards the west ; also one other piece of pasture called Cronckill 
being in Church field .... abutting Frog meadow towards the 
north .... and also one other little parcel i acre abutting on 
Kyrebatch brook towards the south, upon 2 meadows lately added 
to Whitbatche formerly in the occupation of John Farrington 
towards the east and west, and upon other tillage ground of John 
Sheffield towards the north. Signed: John X Sheffield. Wit- 
nessed by Robert Ovington, clerk, William Byrde, William Sefton. 
Dated 24 August, 1618. 

138. 1618. Exchange between Sir James Pytt of Kyer Wyard 
and Robert Ovington of Kyer Wyard, clerk, being a lease for fifty 
years from the latter to Pytt of the pasture called Frogg meadow 



42 THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 

containing i acre or thereabouts, and a parcel of arable land 
adjoining Frogg meadow called Lady Hill, containing about two 
acres, all being in the parish of Kyer Wyard and abutting towards 
Cony Greve pale on the west, Sir James Pytt's Frogg meadow on 
the east, Northfield on the north, and a little brook on the south 
part ; also one other parcel of ground containing about an acre 
known as Kyer Wyard Churchyard, another parcel being four short 
butts containing about one rood lying at the upper end of the 
church field next to the gate that leads towards Leominster ; also 
a parcel of meadow called Mill Meadowe, containing about an acre, 
and abutting on Kyer Brook on the east, Mill meadow towards 
the west, Edward Burroll's land on the south, and on a part of 
Mill meadow near the footpath leading into Kyer Park on the 
north, for the rent of one peppercorn. Signed : Robert Ovington. 
Witnessed by John X Sheffield and Richard Kirby. Dated 
21 March, 15 James I. 

139. 1619. Decree of Court of Wards and Liveries. Touching 
an Inquisition after the death of Sir Edward Pitt concerning which 
great strife had arisen between Sir James his son and heir and Sir 
Thomas Cornewall, Knight, in respect of the tenure of the Manor 
of Kyre. 

Cornwall alleged the Manor to be holden of him as of his 
Barony of Burford by a moiety of a Knight's Fee. 

Sir James alleged it was held of the King by Grand Serjeanty. 

It was decided after hearing Counsel on both sides that another 
inquisition should be taken finding the tenure to be as alleged by 
Sir James Pitt, and decree accordingly. 

Signed : Sir Lionel Cranfield, as master of the court. 

140. 1619. Decree made in the Court of Wards and Liveries 
dated Hilary term 16 James (1619) reciting an office found in the 
County of Hereford after the death of Sir Edward Pitt, Knight, 
which sets forth that great strife had arisen between Sir James 
Pitt, Knight, son and heir of Sir Edward and Sir Thomas Cornewall l , 

1 Sir Thomas was known as the "Great daughter of Sir Gilbert Lyttelton of Frank- 
Baron " of Burford. He was Knighted at ley. See Genealogist, 1st S., III. 228, and 
the Charterhouse, u May, 1603, and buried IV. 27. 
12 January, 1636. He married Anne, 



THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 43 

Knight, concerning the tenure of the Manor of Kyre, and lands in 
Kyre in the county of Worcester, Sir Thomas alleging that it was 
holden of him as of his Barony of Burford by Knight's service, that 
is to say, by the moiety of a Knight's fee .... said manor of Kyre 
and lands in Kyre are holden of the King by Grand Sergeanty, 
and thereupon .... debated by the councell learned in the law 
on both sides ; that this last term of St. Michael a commission 
was awarded for finding another office after the death of the said 
Sir Edward Pitt in the county of Worcester, which by reason of 
some omission could not be executed ; that afterwards on 29 
January last past in this instant Hillary term counsel on both 
sides were heard again in open court for rectifying the matter in 
dispute as to the tenure of the Manor of Kyre ; that because Sir 
James Pitt in open court offered to confess a tenure of the said 
Manor to be holden of His Majesty by Grand Sergeanty, it was 
then ordered that directions should be given that the jury should 
find the tenure oi the same accordingly, and that no evidence to 
the contrary should be given by Sir Thomas Cornewall or any 
other ; that after the office found the parties grieved might take 
their remedy according to law as their counsel should advise ; and 
further that the office already found after the death of Sir Edward 
Pitt in the county of Hereford should be filed in the Petty Bag 
as was desired. And 5 February next ensuing upon the motion 
of Sir James Pitt's counsel it was ordered by this Court that the 
Jury impanelled should find the office in the County of Worcester, 
after the death of Sir Edward Pitt as to the Manor of Kyre and 
the lands in Kyre in the said county as. above. In regard of both 
of which said orders it is thus this present term of Hillary, 16 James, 
ordered and decreed as above. And if the jury refuse to find such 
a verdict the commissioners shall refuse to accept their verdict 
and bind them over to appear at the bar of this Court in Easter 
term next to abide such further direction as the justices shall 
appertain. 

Which decree was obtained at the special instance of Sir James 
Pitt, Knight, under the seal of the Court of Wards and Liveries. 
Witnessed by Lionell Cranfeild, Knight, Master of the Court, 18 
February, 16 James I. Extracted by Henry Awdeley. Signed 
by Lionell Cranfeilde. 



44 THE KVRE PARK CHARTERS. 

141. 1625. Fine between John Parsons, gentleman, plaintiff, and 
Hugh Berkeley and Anne his wife deforciants of 4 messuages, I mill, 
4 gardens, 4 orchards, 100 acres of land, 20 acres of meadow, 40 
acres of pasture, 10 acres of wood and common of pasture for all 
cattle in Parva Kyre. Fine 120. In crastino animarum, 22 
James I. 

Two parchments. 

142. 1625. Lease from Edward Broade of Drucklin] (Dunclent) 
park in the parish of Stone in the county of Worcester, Esquire, 
to Philip Awbry of Stockton in the said county, gent, of the 
Manor House of Stoke Bliss, dove houses, barns, etc., and 120 
acres of land, woods, and waste common (after the decease of 
Frances Turville, wife of Richard Turville, of Stoke Bliss, yeo- 
man) for fourscore and nineteen years. Rent, one red rose yearly. 
Signed : Edward Broade. Witnessed by Ed. Mitton, Walter 
James, Walter Kinge (?). Dated 7 June, i Charles I. 

143. 1628. Lease from Sir James Pytts to Eleanor, wife of 
Robert Ovington of Kyre Wyard, clerk, of the farm called Hill 
Place in the parish of Kyre Wyard with all houses, outhouses, dove- 
cots, etc. ; also those 2 meadows known by the names of West 
Leighe and Wyntor's field situate in Sutton Sturmy in the parish 
of Tenbury heretofore in the occupation of William Prothero, 
yeoman, and Mary his wife by virtue of a demise by Sir Thomas 
Lucy, Knight, for 65 and a rent of 4 yearly. Signed : James 
Pytt. Witnessed by Edward Pytt, James Pytt, Robert Ovington, 
Will. Garnous, John Sheffield, Richard Amyss. Dated 14 January, 
3 Charles I. 

144. 1631. Lease from Sir James Pytt of Kier Wyard to 
Roger Oseland of the Banwalls, Isabel Oseland his wife and John 
Oseland their son, of the Banwalls, excepting the New House in 
which John Howes now lives, and the house in which Richard 
Butcher lives, which two tenements were in the occupation of James 
Lingen deceased. Dated 20 March, 1631. 

145. 1633. Lease for three lives from Edward Pitt of Kire 
Wyard, Esquire, to John Cocks of Stoake Bliss, yeoman, Elinor his 
wife, and John Cocks the younger, of the cottage house and tene- 



THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 45 

merit known as Sweet Greene for 6 paid by John Cocks and 
26s. 8d. a year in consideration of the surrender of a lease dated 
30 August, 22 James (1625). Signed: Edward Pytt. Witnessed 
by Richard Pitt, John Winton, B. X Bufton. Dated 4 October, 
9 Charles I. 

146- 1636. Final concord between William Childe, Esquire, and 
Richard Powell plaintiffs, and Richard Amias and Alice his wife 
deforciants, of i messuage i garden, 40 acres of land, 14 acres of 
meadow, 40 of pasture, 4 of wood, and 4 of furze and heath in 
Kyre Wyard. Fine ^100. Dated fifteen days after Easter. 

147- 1637. Decree of the Court of Wards in a suit by Aubrey 
de Vere, Earl of Oxford, a ward of the King against Sir James Pitt, 
Dame Mary his wife, and Edward Pitt, Esquire, to bring them 
to account for divers sums of money due to Sir John Vere deceased, 
whose administratrix is Beatrix Countess of Oxford, including 
monies received from Monsieur Forterian, merchant. Paper an- 
nexed. Signed : Beatrix Oxonford. Witnessed by James Pitt, 
Richard Nicholetts, Fab. Phillips, Thomas Bearcroft, Ambrose 
Rudge * 

148. 1638. Lease from Edward Reade of Mitton in the county 
of Worcester, Esquire, to William Taylor, Elizabeth his wife, and 
Lucy their daughter, of the tenement, house, garden, hempridge, 
etc., known by the name of Russell's Hill in the parish of Stoke 
Bliss, now in their occupation, containing about 2 acres. Signed : 
Edward Read. Witnessed by George Freeford, Tho. Wood, Willm. 
Samson, Tho. Dowmill. Dated 2 April, 14 Charles I. 

On the back is written in the handwriting of Edward Pytts 
"it is my desire that John Guillim should occupy Russell's Hill, 
about 6 acres." 

1 In a square parchment-covered book Moate head at Netherwood. " The accounts 
at Kyre is an account in the handwriting continue till 23 October, 1630 ; and the last 
of Sir James Pytts of "What I owe my entry is a payment of rent for Netherwood 
sonneVere by bound at Midsummer, 1627." by Mr. Watkins on that date. But at that 
But he had paid on his account, including moment no doubt Sir John was already 
20 "to my daughter Vere herself," & dead. His will was dated August 13, 
more than he had received, the total of his 1630 ; and when it was proved on II No- 
payments beingji68 14^. lod. Many large vember in that year, Mary, his only child, 
sums were paid to a Mr. Phillips, and among was dead also. In these accounts there is 
the items is one of 45. for " mendinge the no mention of Monsieur Forterian. 



46 THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 

149. 1640. Fine between Edward Pytt, Esquire, Plaintiff, and 
Richard Amias, Senior, deforciant, of I messuage, I garden, 40 acres 
of land, 14 of meadow, 40 of pasture, 4 of wood and 4 of furze and 
heath in Kyre Wyard. Fine 100. Dated 15 days after Easter, 
16 Charles I. 

150. 1640. Recovery by James Pytt, gentleman, against Edward 
Pitt, Esquire, of i messuage, i garden, 40 acres of land, 14 acres 
of meadow, 40 acres of pasture, 4 acres of wood, and 4 acres of 
furze and htath in Kyer Wyatt, otherwise Kyar Wyard. Dated 
28 November, 16 Charles I. 

Record Office Roll 75, Michaelmas Term. 
Seal of Common Pleas, broken. 

151. 1640. Sale by Edward Reed of Tobenhill in the County 
of Gloucester, Esquire, to Richard Roche citizen and merchant 
tailor of London, of all the land in Stoke Bliss which he lately 
bought of Thomas Baskervill of Netherwood. Dated 6 October, 
16 Charles I. 

152. 1642. Grant from Edward Pytt of Kyer Wyard to Richard 
Parker, D.D., and Thomas Stanley of Alderley in the county of 
Chester, in consideration of the marriage of Edward and Elizabeth 
his wife of the manor of Kyer Wyard to Richard Parker and 
Thomas Stanley together with the Pyrrie and certain messuages 
in Butterley, as trustees for his wife. Dated n February, 16 
Charles I. 

153. 1644. Bond from George Blount of Sodington, co. Wor- 
cester, Esquire, to Edward Pitt of Kierewyard, co. Worcester, 
Esquire, in 500, the condition being that Blount shall perform all 
covenants in " one pair of articles " of this date. Signed by Blount. 
Witnessed by John Rocke, senior, Mathias Jordan, Randle Wight, 
Rowland Reade. Dated 12 January, 20 Charles I. 

Seal broken. 

154. 1649. Whereas Edward Pitt leased to Roger Angell the 
elder, 23 Charles I., the tenement called the Poole in Stoke Bliss 



THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 47 

together with messuages leased in 1608 by Edward Pitt deceased, 
Knight, to one John Downes, also deceased, for the term of 60 years 
from thence next ensuing with divers other covenants contained 

if Jane Angell now wife unto Roger and John son of 

Roger by a former wife, and Roger his son by the said Jane so 
long live. Rent 2os. a year and a couple of capons, and at the 
decease of Jane, John, and Roger the best beast. Roger the elder 
for the great affection that he bears his children gives up absolutely 
his interest in the term of years yet to run and unexpired. Signed : 
Roger X Angell. Witnessed by George Yeomans, Robert Davie. 
Dated 24 May, 1649. 

155. 1649. Whereas Thomas Baskervill late of Netherwood in 
1618 demised to George Carver of London, gent.., for 99 years under 
the yearly rent of one peppercorn all that meadow called Prioress 
Meadow with appurtenances in Little Kyre in Stoke Bliss and also 
all manner of Tenths and Tithes of Corn and Grain arising and 
coming at the Hide in the said parish with their appurtenances 
which were in the possession of the said John Karver his under- 
tenants or assigns . . in 1622 John Karver did assign and sell the 

lease to Roger Doughtie .... the said meadow and tenths 

Now the estate of Roger Doughtie is vested in Edward Smyth of the 
Hide, gent., and Margerie his wife, late the wife of Roger Doughtie 

deceased, whose executrix she is by will of Roger Edward 

Smyth for considerations makes over the meadow tythes and 

tenths to Thomas Smyth his heirs and executors and his 

lease of 99 years. Signed : Ed. Smith, Margerie X Smith. Wit- 
nessed by Roger X Holloway, Thomas Smith, Thomas Hide. 
Dated 19 May, 1649. 

156. 1649. Indenture between Thomas Smyth of .... opp, 
county of Hereford, and William Smith of Stoke Bliss, yeoman, 
touching Pryoresse Meadow in Little Kyre, previously let to George 
Carver of London, gent., by Thomas Baskervill late of Netherwood. 
Deed partly effaced. Signed : Thomas Smith. Imperfect. Dated 
9 June, 1649. 

157- 1650. Lease from Pytts to Edward Wike, Katherine his 
wife, and Edward their son, of the tenement which Wike now 



48 THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 

inhabits for 40 and a yearly rent of 20. Signed : Edward X 
Wike, Katherine X Wike. Witnessed by Ed. Russell Clerke, John 
Jennings, George Yeomans. Dated 17 April, 1650. 

158. 1651. Fine between Matthew Pitt, gentleman, plaintiff, and 
Thomas Baskerville, Esquire, and Anne his wife deforciants, of 2 mes- 
suages, i water corn mill, 2 gardens, 3 orchards, 60 acres of land, 
80 acres of meadow, 30 acres of pasture, and 2 acres of wood in 
Little Kier, and 8 acres of land, i of meadow, 6 of pasture in 
Stoke Bliss. Dated within three weeks of St. Michael, 1651. 

Two similar deeds. 

159. 1651. Grant from Edward Pytts of Kyer Wyard, Esquire, 
to John Sheffield of Kyer Wyard, yeoman, in consideration of an 
exchange of certain lands mentioned in a feoffment and for certain 
other valuable considerations for himself and his heirs, a piece 
of land containing 3 parts of an acre situate in a field called 
the middle field abutting on the east upon Pytts land in the same 
field now occupied by Owen Feysie .... on the west upon land 
of Roger Angell .... on the south lying by Whitbache hedge . . . 

and on the north upon land of the said John Sheffield One 

other ridge, one eighth of an acre lying in the said middle field 
betwixt the land of John Sheffield and the wainway that leadeth 
from the Parsonage House of Kyer into Bee kail field on the east, 
partly upon Beckal Field gate on the south, and on the glebe land 

on the north-west One other piece, one-twentieth part of 

an acre, lying in Beckall field abutting on a small piece of Hop 
ground of Sheffield's towards the north, partly by a meadow of 
one Charles Lufton on the south, and upon the wainway that leads 
out of Beckall field into Middle field on the west. One other butt 
of land situate in the north field, one eighteenth part of an acre 
abutting on land of the said Sheffield on the west, on land of Pytts 
in the same field on the east and south, and by land exchanged 
between Pytts and Sheffield on the north east. Signed : Edward 
Pitt. Witnessed by Anthony Baynham, John Sefton, George Yeo- 
mans. 

Endorsed : Livery and seisin and quiet possession was ex- 
ecuted by the within mentioned Edward Pytts to John Sheffield 
by virtue of one Turfe of Earth cut out and .... upon the parcel 



THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 49 

of land lying under Whitbatch hedge, being parcel of the within 
bargained premises in the name of the whole within mentioned, 
in the sight and presence of us, Anthony Baynham, George 
Yeomans. Dated 31 January, 1651. 

160. 1651. Lease from Edward Pytts of Kyer Wyard, Esquire, 
to Richard Sheffield of Kyre Wyard, yeoman, and Joane his wife 
for divers considerations, of the messuage or tenement known by 
the name of Portans in the parish of Kyer Wyard and now in the 
occupation of Richard Sheffield and Joane his wife ; also the 
messuage wherein John Wyton deceased lately inhabited in the 
parishes of Kyre and Bockleton ; also 12 acres of pasture ground 
lately enclosed out of a field called Beckhall Field belonging to 
the manor of Kyre Court situate in the parish of Kyre, for the term 
of the lives of Richard and Joane and one more to be chosen by 
them, at a yearly rent of 2. 

Signed : Richard Sheffield, Joane X Sheffield. Witnessed by 
Eliza. Pitt, George Yeomans, John Sefton. Dated 4 November, 
1651. 

161. 1652. Lease from Edward Pytts of Kyer Wyard, Esquire, 
to John Pytt alias Cowper of the parish of Stoke Bliss, yeoman, 
of the farm called Wrathes or Garmesley in Stoke Bliss lately in 
the possession of Richard Pytt alias Cooper, deceased, grandfather 
to John Pytt alias Cooper. Signed : John Pitt. Witnessed by 
Richard Lane, Anthony Baynham, John Sefton, George Yeomans. 
Dated 31 October, 1652. 

162. 1652. Lease from Edward Pitts, Esquire, of Kyer Wyarde 
to Nicholas Morris, alias Griffiths, and Margaret his wife. Signed : 
Nicholas Morris, Marg. Morris. Witnessed by George Cownley, 
Geo. Yeomans, Richard Lewes. 

163. 1652. Lease from Edward Pytts of Kyre Wyard, Esquire, 
to William Bufton of Kyre Wyard, husbandman, Alice his wife, and 
Robert their grandchild of the tenement in which he now lives 
for the sum of 8 and a rent of 40^. a year, with suit and service 
at the Court Baron of the said Edward Pytts as often as the same 



50 THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 

shall be held for the Manor of Kyre Wyard. Signed by William 
X Bufton. Witnessed by Hugh Thomas, clerk, George Yeomans. 
Dated 9 July, 1652. 

164. 1652. Grant from Edward Roche, citizen and Merchant 
tailor of London, to Edward Pytts of Kyer Wyarde. Whereas 
Edward Reed did in 1640 let and assign to Richard Roche the 
land late in the occupation of Henry Davies and Thomas Taylor, 
yeomen, in Stoke Bliss in the counties of Worcester and Hereford, 
which the said Edward Reed had purchased from Thomas Basker- 
ville of Neatherwood, Richard Roch hath now given granted set 
over and assigned the said lands to Edward Pytts. Signed : 
Richard Roche. Witnessed by Fab. Philipps, D. Percivall. Dated 
20 July, 1652. 

165. 1653. Recovery of lands in Kyre Wyard from Edward 
Powell, gent., and Thomas Laton the younger to Edward Pitt, 
which consisted of I messuage, 2 gardens, 20 acres of land, 2 acres 
of meadow, 10 acres of pasture and 6 acres of furze and heath with 
appurtenances. Dated Michaelmas Term, 1653. 

166. 1653. Fine between Edward Pitt, Esquire, plaintiff, and 
James Winton the elder, and Bridget his wife, and James Winton 
the younger of I cottage, I garden, I orchard, 20 acres of land, 
2 acres of meadow, 10 acres of pasture and 6 of furze and heath 
in Kyre Wyard. Dated in 15 days from Easter, 1655. 

167. 1654. Lease from Edward Pytts of Kyre Wyard, Esquire, 
to Richard Mason of Kyer Wyard, gent., and Joan his wife, daughter 
to William Sheffield of Kyre, and to William Sheffield for various 
considerations, of the messuage and appurtenances known by the 
name of Portans, or by what other name it is or hath been called, 
being in the parish of Kyer Wyard, now in the occupation of Roger 
Cowper, under tenant to Joan Mason, and also that other messuage 
now in the occupation of William Cherry under tenant to Joan 
Mason together with 12 acres of pasture lately endowed out of 
a field called Beckall Field belonging to the Manor of Kyer now 
in the occupation of Joan Mason, to hold for the life of Joan 
Mason, and at her decease to William Sheffield son of Richard 



THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. $1 

Sheffield late of Kyer for his life, at a rent of 2 half yearly and 
two fat capons yearly. Signed : Richard Mason, Joane X Mason, 
William Sheffield. Witnessed by John Sheffield, John Sefton, Tho. 
Evans. Dated 22 May, 1654. 

168- 1656. Lease from Edward Pytt of Kyer Wyard, Esquire, 
to Richard Pitt alias Cooper of Kyer Wyard, yeoman, and Thomas 
Pitt alias Cooper of Bockleton wheelwright, of the tenement now 
occupied by Richard Pitt alias Cooper in Kyer parish for 99 years 
for 10 and a yearly rent of 2. Signed : Richard Pitt, Thomas 
Pitt. Witnessed by Thomas Smyth, Tho. Evans. Dated 20 
February, 1656. 

Memorandum endorsed : This is the same Richard Pitt men- 
tioned in a lease 1629 between Sir James Pytt, Knight, and 
Roger father of Richard *. 

169. 1656. Lease from Edward Pytts of Kyer Wyard, Esquire, 
to Samuel Mosse and Elizabeth his wife of Sweet Greene. Signed : 
Edward X Mosse, Elizabeth X Mosse. Witnessed by John Bolton, 
Thomas Evans. Dated 10 September, 1656. 

170. 1656. Lease from Edward Pytts of Kyer Wyard, Esquire, 
and John Lane of Kyer Park, Keeper of the said park, and Ca- 
therine his wife of a tenement in the occupation of John Howse in 
the parish of Stoke Bliss. Signed : John X Lane. Witnessed by 
Thomas Smyth, John Sefton, Tho. Evans. Dated 13 September, 
1656. 

171. 1657. Bond for 500 to secure the payment of 250 
on the 24th June next ensuing from Samuel Pitts of London, 
Merchant, and James Pitts of Kinnersley in the county of Hereford, 
Esquire, to Gervase Wakefield of London, Merchant. Signed by 
Samuel Pitts in the presence of Nry (sic) Wakefeilde, Durant 
Jenkinson, and Thomas servant to Philip Peirson ; and by James 
Pitts in the presence of Math. Barrow and Henry Browne. Dated 
1 3th November, 1657. 

" The lease here mentioned is not among the deeds at Kyre. 
E 2 



52 THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 

172. 1657. Indenture between Edward Smyth of Newnham, 
gent, and Edward Russell of Stoke Bliss, clerk. Thomas Baskervill 
of Netherwood in 1618 let the tithes of Hyde to George Carver 
of London for 99 years. Signed : Edward X Smith. Dated 10 
July, 1657. 

Deed much effaced. 

Endorsed, "a claim to the Tythes of the Hyde." 

173. 1658. Lease from Pytts to Roger Yeomans, Alice his wife 
and Roger their son, of the Over House. Witnessed by George 
Boyland, James Walkins, James Smyth and Richard Evans. 

174. 1659. Demise from Edward Pytts of Kyer Wyard, Esquire, 
to Thomas Hill of the Perry, yeoman, of the Perry for 50 a year. 
Special mention of the hop yards. Witnessed by James Pytts, 
Tho. Evans. Dated n June, 1659. 

175. 1665. Lease from Edward Pytts of Kyer Wyard, Esquire, 
to John Angell, Margery his wife, and one other person, of a mes- 
suage, 2 yards of land, a meadow called Westcroft, 7 acres lying 
between 2 highways leading to Beckall field and Kyre Common 
together with all barns, etc., in the parish of Kyre Wyard now 
in the tenure of the said John Angell, for 20. Signed : John 
Angell. Witnessed by William Hopkins, Sam. Evans, Phil. Bar- 
row. Dated 18 September, 1679. 

176. 1669. Lease from Edward Pytts of Kyer Wyard, Esquire, 
to Thomas Pytts alias Cooper the younger, son and heir apparent 
of John Pytts alias Cooper the elder of Stoke Bliss, yeoman, of the 
Wrathes or Garmesley in Stoke Bliss for 99 years after the decease 
of John Pytt the elder and Jane his wife, if Thomas Pytt junior 
shall so long live, for a rent of 6 and i Ib. of pepper yearly, 
and 40s. on the fall of the life. Signed : Thomas Pitt. Witnessed 
by Geo. Hereford, Hen. Davies, Tho. Evans. Dated 9 June, 
21 Charles II. 

177. 1669. Lease from Edward Pitts of Kyer Wyard, Esquire, 
to Edward Lane of Kyer Wyard, timberman, and Jane his wife 



THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 53 

of the Pigeon House in the parish of Kyre Wyard, late in the 
occupation of John Yarnold, for the lives of himself and his wife, 
for 240 to be paid to John Yarnold of Worcester apothecary and 
a yearly rent of 4. Signed : Edward Lane. Witnessed by John 
Yarnold, Randolph Wight, Thomas Evans. Dated 6 November, 
21 Charles II. 



178. 1669. Lease from Edward Pytts of Kyer Wyard to James 
King the younger of the parish of Kyer Wyard, and Penelope his 
wife, of certain ground called Eswald Field. Signed : James X 
King. Dated 26 June, 1669. 

179. 1672. Lease from James Pytts of Kyre Wyard, Esquire, 
to Robert Griffiths of Kyre Wyard, labourer, of a cottage building 
and garden situated by the side of a pasture called Woolly, and 
the pasturage of one cow in the said pasture, for the term of his 
life on condition that he keep the cottage in repair, and rid the 
pastures called Woolley and Bagnell of all brambles. Signed : 
R. X Griffiths. Witnessed by Richard White, Phil. Barton. Dated 
i March, 31 Charles II. 

180. 1672. Recovery by Henry Balner, gentleman, against 
Thomas Harper, gentleman, of the Manors of Kyre otherwise Kyer- 
wyard, otherwise Cuer Wyard Hanley, otherwise Hanley Inferior, 
and Kyer Parva and the Park of Kyer, 27 messuages, 3 water corn 
mills, 2 dove cotes, 30 gardens, 60 acres of land, 100 acres of meadow, 
500 acres of pasture, 200 acres of wood, 1,000 acres of furze and 
heath and 50^. of rent in the same places and Eastham, Nuneham, 
Bockleton and the advowson of Kyre church. Voucher and owner 
James Pytts. 

Seal gone. 

181. 1672. Lease from Edward Pytts of Kyer Wyard to Samuel 
Mosse of Stoke Bliss, cooke, and Elizabeth his wife, of Sweet Greene 
in Stoke Blisse for 99 years for 30.?. a year. Signed : Samuel X 
Mosse, Elizabeth X Mosse. Witnessed by John Bolber, Thomas 
Euans. Dated 10 October, 24 Charles II. 



54 THE KYKE PARK CHARTERS. 

182. 1673. Lease from James Pytts of Kyer Wyard, Esquire, 
to John Matthews of the Hide, yeoman, Alice his wife, and John 
their son, of the messuage and tenement known as the Poole for 
240. Dated 11 October, 25 Charles II. 

183. 1674. James Pytts of Kyre and John Smith. 
Lease of the Brick House. 



184. 1674. Lease from James Pytts of Kear Wyard to Owen 
Price of Graphne in the parish of Bockleton, yeoman, Elioner 
his wife and Elioner her daughter of a tenement situated in Graphne 
aforesaid for their three lives, for 24 and 3 a year. All the 
lessees signed with marks. Dated 16 April, 1674. 

185. 1675. Richard Holloway's lease. James Pytts of Kyer 
Wyard leases the land called Wilkins Close in Stoke Bliss to 
Richard Holloway for .1 IDS. a year. Dated 4 February, 27 
Charles II. 

186. 1675. Lease from James Pytts of Keir, Esquire, to Richard 
Blumorris alias Butcher of Sutton Sturmy, labourer, of a certain 
field called the North field in the parish of Keir, abutting on the 
east on the road from Tenbury to Bromyard, and on the west upon 
the Glebe land lying between the land of James Pytts in the pos- 
session of Humphrey Winton/and also one other acre lying between 
lands of James Pytts, for 5 and a yearly rent of 2s. 6d., to be 
held for the lives of Richard, his now wife Anne, and Richard their 
son. Signed : Rich. Butcher. Witnessed by Joh. Bolton, Rob. 
Lane. Dated i February, 1675. 

Seal : the crest of Pytts. 

187. 1679. Lease from James Pytts of Kyer Wyard, Esquire, to 
Robert Bufton of Kyer, tailor, and Anne his wife for 99 years of the 
cottage situate in Kyre which he occupies, the lease granted by 
Edward Pytts to his father William Bufton being yet unexpired, 
for 24 and a yearly rent of 40*. Witnessed by Job Cowper, Phil. 
Barton. 



THE KVRE PARK CHARTERS. 55 

188. 1681. Surrender to James Pytts by John Smyth the elder 
of Briddenbury, co. Hereford, yeoman, Mary his wife and John 
Smyth the younger and Margery Smyth son and daughter of John 
and Mary, of a lease of the Brick howse some time in the occupation 
of John Pirry. Witnessed by Thomas Eaton, Humfrey Elkins, 
George Yeoman, John Woodyatt. 

Four seals. 

189. 1682. Lease from James Pytts of Kyre Wyard, Knight, 
to Margaret Crump of Kyer Wyard widow, and John Crump her 
son of Kyer Wyard, yeoman, of a tenement now inhabited by the 
said Margaret called Hill Pool, formerly inhabited by Owen Feysie, 
at a yearly rent of 20. Witnessed by Thomas Burwall, Phil. 
Barton. Dated March i, 1682. 

190. 1682. Lease from James Pytts of Kyer Wyard, Esquire, 
to John Hyde of Kyre Wyard, yeoman, for three lives of the tene- 
ment lately occupied by James Goode known by the name of the 
Bank, for 250 and a yearly payment of 11 and suit and service 
at the Court Baron of the Manor of Kyer Wyard. Signed : John 
Hyde. Witnessed by Thomas Weston, Phil. Barton. Dated 
22 September, 33 Charles II. 

191. 1684. Fine between James Pitts, Esquire, plaintiff, and 
John Barnabie, gent, Mary his wife and Martha Barnabie, defor- 
ciants, of one messuage and lands in Weston Newtonne and 
Bockleton. Dated 10 days after Easter, 36 Charles II. 

Two similar deeds. 

192. 1687. Fine between Thomas Hammond, gent., plaintiff, 
and Thomas Hyde and Sarah his wife, deforciants, of I messuage, 
80 acres of land, 10 of meadow, 50 of pasture and 3 acres of wood 
in Kyre Parva. Payment 60. Dated in the Octaves of Hilary, 
3 James II. 

193. 1688. A plaint in the King's Bench by Thomas Ham- 
mond against Thomas Hyde of Little Kyre in the parish of Stoke 
Bliss in a plea of debt of 500 which he borrowed from him in 
the parish of St. Mary Bow in the ward of Cheape. Dated IO 
February, 4 James II. 



56 THE K.YRE PARK CHARTERS. 

194. 1690. Undated and unexecuted deed. John Barneby of 
Weston in the parish of Bockleton, and Martha one of his daughters 
of the first part ; Samuel Sandys of Ombersley, James Bridgeman 
of London, Esquire, and Robert Dobbins of Hereford of the second 
part ; and Henry Townshend of Worcester and Samuel Pytts of 
Ombersley executor of the will of James Pytts of Kyar Wyar 
deceased. 

Sir John Barneby now of Canon Pyon by the name of John 
Barneby of the Hull or Hill in the parish of Bockleton, let by 
indenture bearing date 28 June, 16 Charles II., tenements called 
Shepheard's Meese in Weston and Walcroft's Meese in Newtowne, 
both in Bockleton, also two pastures called Upper and Nether 
Norsuch, Newtown meadow, the New Tindinge in Cleaton field, 
Shepcote meadow, lands in Rowmerfield and others, with their 
appurtenances, to John Barneby of Weston and his assignes, to 
hold to the said John Barneby of Weston, Mary his then wife, and 
Martha their daughter for their natural lives by a rent of 3 a year, 
with heriots. Space left for day and month. 1690 given as date 
of year. Unexecuted. Long deed. 

195. 1691. Lease from Samuel Pytts of Kyer Wyard, Esquire, 
to Philip Barton of Kyre, Elizabeth his wife, and Elizabeth their 
daughter, of the New House in Kyre Parish, at a rent of 4 yearly. 
Dated 12 March, 1691. 

196. 1691. Lease from Thomas Oseland of Hope Bagot, shoe- 
maker, to Edward Linssey of the Downe, in the county of Salop, 
for 120 of the tenement now in the possession of John Purslowe, 
situated in Sutton Sturmy, in the parish of Tenbury, for 500 years 
at a rent of one peppercorn. Signed : Edward Hussey (though 
Linssey is very clear in the deed). Dated i May, 3 William and 
Mary. 

197. 1695. Lease from Samuel Pytts of Kyre Wyard to Thomas 
Pytt alias Cooper of Stoke Bliss, yeoman, Jane his mother and Jane 
Pytt the younger his wife, in consideration of the surrender by 
John Pytt alias Cooper, father of the said Thomas, of a lease of 
Wrathes or Garmesley, dated 19 August, 1654, granted by the 
said Edward Pytts to the said John Pytts of the said premises, 



THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 57 

of Wrathes or Garmesley, for 99 years or the life of the longest 
liver for 6 a year and a pound of pepper at Christmas. Signed : 
Thomas Pitt; the two Janes made marks. Dated 24 June. 1695. 

198. 1696. Lease from Samuel Pytts of Kyerwyard to Job 
Pytts alias Cooper of Kyre, yeoman, of two cottages and gardens 
and pasture called Wooley in the parish of Kyre, adjoining the 
common, also meadow pasture, arable lands and hop grounds 
called Bagnals, for 99 years for 3 lives for 12 and li IOJ. yearly, 
with 60 couple of rabbits yearly during the life of Job Pytts. Dated 
24 June, 8 William and Mary. 

Endorsed, In consideration of 38 expended by Edmund Pytts, 
Esquire, in the building an addition to the cottage and adding 
a stable, I, Job Pytts alias Cooper, agrees (sic) to pay i los. od. 
yearly. Signed : Martha Pitt alias Cooper, Job Pitt alias Cooper. 
Date of endorsement, 1730. 

199. 1700. Lease from Samuel Pytts, Esquire, to Thomas Pitt 
alias Cooper, junior, of a messuage called Wrathes alias Garmesley 
in the parish of Stoake Bliss for 99 years after the demise of 
Thomas Pitt alias Cooper the elder, if the said Thomas Pitt alias 
Cooper, junior, so long live, at 6 per annum payable half-yearly, 
t Ib. of pepper yearly, and 40*. on the fall of each life. Witnessed 
by Elizabeth Rushout, Tho: Evans. Dated 25 May, 12 William III. 

200. 1700. Lease from Samuel Pytts to John and Susanna 
Bevan of a messuage called Russell's Hill in the parish of Stoak 
Blisse containing 6 acres, and 5 ridges of Land called Blake- 
well containing i acre nigh the said premises, for 99 years at 
2os. per annum payable half-yearly. Signed with the marks of 
John and Susanna Bevan. Sealed and delivered in the presence 
of John Lane, Jane Lane. Dated 17 August, 12 William III. 

201. 1700. Lease from Samuel Pytts to Samuel Mosse, son 
of Edward Mosse of Stoke-Bliss of Sweet Greene in the Parish of 
Stoke Bliss, after the lives of Hinton and his wife, for i los. od. 
yearly and a couple of capons yearly. The marke of Samuel X 
Mosse. Sealed and delivered in the presence of Isaac Roe, John 
Lane. Dated March 7, 13 William III. 



58 THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 

202. 1700. Lease for three lives from Samuel Pytts, Esq r , and 
Katharine his wife, to Philip Barton the Elder of Kyre, Elizabeth 
his wife, and Philip their son, of a Messuage called the Pyrry in the 
Parish of Stoake Bliss, lately in the possession of Thomas Hill, 
at 25 per annum payable half yearly, the timber, oaks, beech 
trees or young saplings being reserved, with liberty to cut down, 
cord, coale and carry away the same. The hay, straw, fodder 
and compost raised to be employed upon the premises, except 
that grown upon 9 acres of arable land, three by three in due 
course. The Great Meadow or " Dungeon " Meadow not to be 
broken up into Hop-grounds, nor a greater quantity of Hop- 
grounds to be in husbandry than at date of agreement. Liberty 
to the Bartons to take necessary " houseboote, hedgeboote, 
ploughboote, fireboote, waineboote, waggonboote, hoppoles," and 
sufficient wood for charcoal for drying hops. Signed : Samuel 
Pytts, Kath: Pytts. Witnessed by Susan Tolly, Olive Willmott, 
John Lane. Dated 21 December, 12 William III. 

203. 1702. Lease from Samuel Pytts of Kyer Wyard to Thomas 
Pitt alias Cooper of Bockleton and others of a tenement and 
1 6 acres in the parish of Kyer Wyard. Dated 3 August, I Anne. 

204. 1702. Lease from Samuel Pytts, Esquire, to Thomas 
Matthewes of the Poole in the parish of Stoke Bliss for 99 years 
after the death of John Matthews, senior, Alice his wife, and John 
their son, at a rent of I 6s, 8d. half yearly with one couple of 
capons and one couple of hens yearly and the best beast on the fall 
of each life. Dated 26 November, i Anne. 

205. 1702. Lease from Samuel Pytts to Samuel Haycock 
of a messuage and meadow called Hipperclose in Stoke Bliss at 
3 per annum paid half yearly. Witnessed by James Lingen, 
Thomas Oseland, John Lane. Dated 5 October, i Anne. 

206. 1702. Lease from Samuel Pytts to William Oseland for 
three lives of the Banwalls, a close of land named Flints with 
a cottage in the said close situate in Little Kyre, a piece of ground 
called the paddock containing 40 acres, and a piece of ground 
in Mill Meadow containing 6 acres, for 20, to be paid half yearly. 



THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 59 

It is agreed that Oseland may not plow up, stock, dig down, 
or deface the walk called " my lady's walk," being part of the 
paddock. Dated 10 February, I Anne. 

207. 1703. Sale by Thomas Lemme of his tenement on Kyre 
Common to Samuel Pytts of Kyre Wyard. Dated 6 April, 1703. 

208. 1703. Lease from Samuel Pytts to John Jones of Hanley 
of a tenement in the upper end of Kyre Common. Dated 12 July, 
2 Anne. 

209. 1703. Lease from Samuel Pytts, Esquire, of Kyre Wyard 
to James Pitt of Bockleton of Little Bagnall in the parish of 
Bockleton containing 3 acres, for 24 and 2s. 6d. a year. Signed : 
Samuel Pytts. Dated 13 May, 2 Anne. 

210. 1703. Lease from Samuel Pytts of Kyre Wyard to 
Susanna Walker of Stoke Bliss of land in Edwyn Ralph ; 
fine 45. 

211. 1703. Lease from William Bromley of Holt Castle and 
Henry Jeffreys of Home Castle to William Sheffield of Kyer Wyard 
and Margaret his wife, and William their son, of the messuage 
and tenement called the Portans in the parish of Kyre Wyard, 
and also land in the parishes of Kyre and Bockleton on Kyre 
Common now occupied by the said William and Margaret for the 
lease of 99 years at a rent of 5 a year payable half yearly, 2 
capons at Christmas, and 3 on the fall of each life. Signed 
Willm. Sheffield, Margaret Sheffield. Dated 4 June, 1 703. 

212. 1703. Lease from Samuel Pytts of Kyer Wyard to Roger 
Oseland of Bromyard of the New House in Little Kyre now in 
the occupation of Edward Jones and also the cottage in Little Kyre 
now in the possession of Edward Kendrick for 18, and IOJ. on 
the 2Oth day of June and the 2Oth day of December. Signed : 
Samuel Pytts. Witnessed by Jo. Jenings, J. Woodyatt, John 
Lane. 

Seal, the crest of Pytts. 



6O THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 

213. 1704. Bond for i,ooo from John Asteley to Thomas 
Wilde. Witnessed by James Rushout, Danvers Hodges. 



214. 1704. Grant from Samuel Pytts of Kyre to Susan Jolly 
of Kyre Wyard, in consideration of 200 of an annuity of 20 
secured on the Bannells now in the possession of William Oseland 
as under tenant. Dated 15 June, 1704. 

215. 1704. Fine in which Samuel Pytts, Esquire, was the 
plaintiff and Roger Oseland and Margaret his wife deforciants, of 
i messuage, I cottage, 2 gardens, 2 orchards, 50 acres of land, 
6 acres of meadow, 50 of pasture and common of pasture of all 
cattle in Little Kyer. Dated 15 days after Hilary, 2 Anne. 

216. 1705. Sale from James Lingen of Little Kyer in the 
parish of Stokeblisse and Mary his wife to Timothy Colly of 
Norton Bromyard, in consideration of 5s., of that capital messuage 
known by the name of the Hull, and a messuage called the 
Heath, heretofore in the possession of Thomas King ; also an- 
other messuage with 40 acres of land thereto adjoining called 
the Corner, heretofore in the possession of Richard Amory and 
W. Taylor. 

217. 1705. Lease from Samuel Pytts to Henry Maw of Edwins 
Batch, The Garland, The Heathes, and Black Fenne and 1 5 acres 
for three lives for 4 per annum, I couple of capons and the best 
beast on the fall of each life. 

218. 1706. Lease from Samuel Pitts to John Fidoe of a cottage 
in Little Kyre for 3 lives for 15 and i i$s. od. per annum. 
Dated 10 September, 5 Anne. 

219. 1706. Lease from William Bromley of Holt Castle and 
Samuel Jeffreys of Home Castle to Edward Lane, Mary his wife, 
and Edward their son, of the Pigeon House in the parish of 
Kyre Wyard for 3 lives at 4 per annum and 40*. on the fall 
of each life. Dated 7 November, 1706. 



THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 6l 

220. 1707. Fine in which Samuel Pytts, Esquire, was plaintiff 
and Richard Waldron and Joan his wife and Richard Waldron 
junior deforciants, of i messuage, I garden, 2 orchards, 3 acres of 
lupulatum, 30 acres of land, 10 acres of Meadow, 40 of pasture, 
4 of wood and 20 of furze and heath in Little Kyre. 

221. 1711. Lease from Samuel Pytts to John Tombs of 
Dueston in the parish of Pencombe of Lower Horton. 

222. 1713. Lease from Samuel Pytts to James Lingen of 
Little Kyre of the farm known by the name of the Hull which 
Samuel Pytts has lately bought from James Lingen for the 
lives of James and his wife Mary Lingen for 400 and 5 a year. 
Dated 31 October, 1713. 

223. 1714. Lease from Samuel Pytts to Richard Mence of 
the parish of Powick of a farm called the Bank in the parish of 
Kyre Wyard for 99 years after the decease of Thomas Hide 
and Elizabeth Collier at 11 os. od. Dated 4 February, 1714. 

224. 1721. Lease from Samuel Pytts to Edward Russell of 
a messuage called the Farme in Stoke Bliss for 21 years for 28 
paid half-yearly. Dated 1 6 September, 1721. 

225. 1731. Release of Trust from Samuel Pytts to Sir Edward 
Blount. Witnessed by Richard Baldwin, Joseph Cox, Tho. Mid- 
dleton. Dated 24 March, 1721. 

226. 1740. Exemplification of an entry in the Registry of the 
Archbishop of Canterbury dated 27 Sept., 1729, being a power 
of Administration of the goods of Samuel Pytts of Kyre Wyard 
deceased, granted to his son Edmund Pytts armiger, the right 
honorable the Lady Catherine, countess dowager of Bellamont in 
Ireland, widow of the deceased, first renouncing. Dated 7 June, 
1740. 

Seal gone. 



CHARTERS RELATING TO EASTHAM, 

LINDRIDGE, KNIGHTON, AND 

HANLEY CHILD. 

227. 1478. Copy of Roll of Court held at Newenham, 20 Octo- 
ber, 1 8 Edward IV., whereat the lord granted to William Bury 
the reversion of one messuage and half a virgate of land called 
Osbarnes, and other parcels, now held by his father, James Bury. 
In the time of Nicholas Hambury, cellarer. 

228. 1506. Copy of Roll of Court held at Newenham, 20 April, 
21 Henry VIII., at which the lord granted to Richard Burye 
the reversion of a messuage and half a virgate of land called 
Osbarnes, etc. Platepyke a locality mentioned. Persons men- 
tioned : Thomas Nash, William Bury, father of Richard. Fine, 
IQS. Rent, us. 2d., after the death of his father. Heriot, los. In 
the time of Thomas Stafford, cellarer. 

229. 1515. Copy of Roll of Court held at Newenham, 2 Octo- 
ber, 7 Henry VIII., at which Richard Bury and Agnes his wife 
and John their son took of the lord one messuage and half a 
virgate of land called Osbarnes, etc. Localities mentioned : 
Platepyke, Kytelleyton, Mylle Medowe, Byre furlong's hede, Byre 
furlong's syde, Bodeswall, Westfylde, a furlong at Sclatter's wall. 
Persons mentioned : John Nasche, William Bury, father of the 
said Richard, John Lome, Thomas Nasche. Rent, 2os. 2d. Fine, 
6s. &d. In the time of William More, cellarer, of Worcester. 

230. 1515. Copy of Roll of Court held at Newenham, 2 Octo- 
ber, 7 Henry VIII., at which Richard Burry and Agnes his wife 
and John their son took of the lord one pasture of the demesne 
lands there called Calverham, Oxlesowe, and le Rynge, with 
a moiety of the water from Calverham to Esteham Asche, with 
several other parcels. Localities mentioned : Marelpytte, Lyttell 
Felde, Oldehale, Buryfurlonge, le Lake, Deanefurlongs, Berefur- 
long, Bury lane yend, Boddeswalle lane, Botelow. Also all tithe 



THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 63 

of an enclosure next Calverham, between the highway and Teame, 
and a certain butt called le Harpe. Yearly rent, 3 i$s. ^d. Fine, 
i6s. 8d. In the time of William More, cellarer, of Worcester. 

231. 1523. Copy of Roll of Court held at Newenham, 14 April, 
14 Henry VIII., at which Richard Bury of Newenham appeared, 
and the lord granted him all the fishery of the river called Ree, 
from Plate brugge to the ford called Southewys forde, now lying 
in decay, to hold at the will of the lord at a yearly rent of t>d. 
In the time of William Fordam, clerk (?). 

232. 1529. Grant from Richard Cornewall, Esquire, of Bur- 
forde, co. Salop, to Richard Bery of Newnam, co. Worcester, 
yeoman, of a pasture called Callram, belonging to the manor of 
Estam, from the Purification (Feb. 2), 1531, for the 10 years next 
ensuing for 6 i$s. 4^., and an annual rent of i8s. Dated June 3, 
21 Henry VIII. 

233. 1529. Bond from Richard Cornewall of Burford, Esquire, 
to Richard Bery of Newnam, co. Worcester, yeoman, for 10. 
Condition, that Cornewall shall perform covenants in indentures 
or pay 6 i$s. $d. Dated June 5, 21 Henry VIII. 

Seal, a bird, with R. C., broken. 

234. 1529. Letters of Administration granted by Thomas 
(Wolsey), Cardinal Archbishop of York, Chancellor and Legate 
de latere of the See Apostolic, and William (Warham), Archbishop 
of Canterbury, etc., to Elizabeth Bury, otherwise .... sister of 
John Bury, late perpetual vicar of Linderich, in the diocese of Here- 
ford, and to Richard Bury, nephew of the said deceased, of the 
goods of the said John Bury. Dated 7 April, 1529. 

Seals of the two A rchbishops, broken. 

235. 1531. Copy of Roll of Court held at Newenham, 3 Octo- 
ber, 23 Henry VIII., at which Roger Bury surrendered one 
messuage and half a virgate of land, formerly of Hugh Jokys, 
and late of Richard Hylle otherwise Taylour, in Knyghton ; and 
admittance of Agnes Bury, widow, and John her son. In the time 
of Thomas Sudbur, cellarer. 



64 THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 

236. 1533. Lease from Richard Corn ewall of Burford, Esquire, 
son and heir apparent of Sir Thomas Cornwall, to Agnes Bury 
of Newnam, co. Worcester, widow, and John Bury, her son, of his 
part of a meadow called Calram for 16 years. Rent a red rose 
at Midsummer if it be asked, in consideration that Richard Bury, 
deceased husband of the said Agnes, had paid six years' rent ; and 
for the remaining 10 years, lessees to pay 10 marks at the sealing 
hereof. If lessor pay 7 marks at the end of 9 years he may 
re-enter. Dated 20 October, 25 Henry VIII. 

Seal, a bird and R.C. 

237- 1533- Bond from Richard Cornwall of Burford, son and 
heir apparent of Thomas Cornwall, Knight, to John Bury in 10, 
the condition being that John Bury and Agnes Bury, widow, his 
mother, shall peaceably possess part of a pasture called Calram, 
co. Worcester, which they have by lease of this said Edward. 
Dated 20 October, 25 Henry VIII. 

238. 1 546. Release from Thomas Lye, chaplain, to John Berry 
of Newnam in the parish of Knyghton, co. Worcester, husbandman, 
of all his right in a certain messuage and lands called Barretts in 
the parish of Burford, co. Salop, and of lands called Dynthyll 
and Hockefelde in the same parish, and of lands in Knyghton, 
co. Worcester, which he had by the gift of Thomas Waynewrytt 
late of Little Witley, co. Worcester, gentleman, deceased, by 
charters dated 30 July, 21 Henry VIII. (1529), and 20 July in 
the same year. Dated 18 May, 38 Henry VIII. Signed and 
sealed. 

239. 1546. Bargain and sale from Thomas Lye, chaplain, to 
John Berry of Newnam in the parish of Knyghton, co. Worcester, 
husbandman, of all the part he has in 20 acres of arable land in 
Knyghton by the gift of Thomas Waynewrytt of Little Wytley, 
co. Worcester, deceased, late in the tenure of William Hyle ; and 
of one messuage and lands called Barretts in the parish of Burford, 
co. Salop, late in the tenure of John Moseley ; and of pasture 
and wood called Dynthyll and Hokefyld in the parish of Burford 
late in the tenure of William Hyle. Dated 14 May, 38 Henry VIII. 
Signed by vendor. 

Seal, 



THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 6$ 

240. 1550. Conveyance from John Hopton and William 
Phylipps, gentleman, to John Bury of Knighton of land in Knighton 
lately belonging to the chantrey or service of St. Mary in the church 
of Knighton and given for the support of a priest, except two 
parcels of meadow, one abutting on the Ferme Place and extending 
along Hawford's lane, and the other called Tynne Meadow abutting 
upon Thorn Slade and extending upon Long Meadow, which lands 
they acquired from John Bellowe and William Fuller, gentlemen, 
who acquired them the same year by patent from Edward VI. 
Bury to hold of the King by socage. Signed and sealed by Hopton 
and Phillips, 20 November, 4 Edward VI. 

241. 1554. Grant from William Burrye of Little Hereford, 
co. Hereford, to John Burrye of Knighton, co. Worcester, of one 
acre of land in Kawneys feilde on Verushyll, between the lands 
of John Commar, John Burrye, Richard Hyll and Thomas Symons. 
Grantor appoints Thomas Mound of Newnam, yeoman, his attorney 
to deliver seisin. Witnessed by Sir William Mappe, clerk, William 
Haynes, John Bufton, Thomas Blackbache, Thomas Hollonde. 
Dated 15 July, 2 Mary. 

Memorandum by Thomas Mond of delivery of seisin. Wit- 
nessed by Thomas Bodnam, John Perkes, Richard Bysshop, John 
Mond of Byckley. 

242. 1556. Copy of Roll of Court held at Newnam 9 June, 
2 and 3 Philip and Mary, being the admittance of John Bury, 
Alice his wife, and John Bury their son, to a tenth of all grain 
of an enclosure next Calverham, and between the highway and 
Teame, and certain butts of land called le Harpe in Newnam 
and Knyghton. Signed by Philip Haford, " Dean there." Edward 
Brogden, Deputy Steward. 



243. 1564. Exemplification of a fine being an entail, levied 
Easter Term, 6 Elizabeth (1564), between Thomas Walwyn, 
Thomas Conyngesbye, and William Bayllyes, plaintiffs, and 
Thomas Hackluytt, armiger, and Fortune his wife, deforciants, of the 
manors of Eton Gamage, Burghill, and Pykesley, lands and 20 
of rent in Stoke Wyckton, Burghill, Lempster, Stretford, Henor- 
folde, Mydleton, Hamnash, Pencombe, Ivington, and Pykesley, 



66 THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 

the advowson of the church of Pykesley, as well as the moiety 
of the manor of Rochford and certain lands therein in the county 
of Hereferd, and the manor of Hanley Chyld and Hull with lands 
and tenements and four pounds of rents in Hanley Chyld, Parva 
Cure, Stoke Blysse and Hull in the county of Worcester ; to 
be held to the use of the said Thomas and Fortune Hackluytt 
and the legitimate heirs of their bodies ; failing whom, after their 
decease to the legitimate heirs of Thomas ; failing whom, to Richard 
Huckluytt and the legitimate heirs male of his body ; failing whom, 
to Charles Hackluytt and the legitimate heirs male of his body ; 
failing whom, to Milo Hackluytt and the legitimate heirs male of his 
body ; failing whom, to George Hackluytt and the legitimate heirs 
male of his body ; failing whom, to Charles Leyghton and the 
legitimate heirs male of his body ; failing whom, to Richard Acton, 
son of Henry Acton of Rybsford deceased, and his heirs ; and 
failing all of the above, to the right heirs of Sir Richard Acton 
deceased. First part according to the form of the Statute, 3 May, 
6th year of the Queen ; second part, 5 May ; third part, 9 May ; 
fourth part, 12 May; fifth part, 15 June; sixth part, 17 June; 
seventh part, 19 June; eighth part, 21 June, in the same year; 
ninth part, 20 November, 7th of the Queen ; tenth part, 22 Novem- 
ber ; eleventh part, 24 November ; twelfth part, 28 November ; 
thirteenth part, 5 February ; fourteenth part, 7 February ; fifteenth 
part, 9 February. To the above exemplification at the instance of 
Edward Pytt, armiger, the seal was affixed 5 February, in the 
39th year of Elizabeth (1596). 

244. 1567. Bargain and Sale from Richard Cornewall, Baron 
of Burford, co. Salop, Esquire, to John Byrry of Ncwnam, co. 
Worcester, yeoman, and Jane his wife of a yearly rent of i8s. and 
all other services due from a meadow or pasture called Calverham 
and le Ringe within the manor of Estham and Lindriche, co. Wor- 
cester, with all the vendor's land or meadow there. Signed : 
Richard Cornewall. Witnessed by Thomas Cornewayle, Richard 
Nycholetts, Edmond Byrry, Thomas Byrry. Dated i August, 
9 Elizabeth. 

Seal, a bird (?). 

245. 1567. Bond from Richard Cornewall, Baron of Burford, 
CO. Salop, Esquire, and Edmund Cornewall of Burford, Esquire, son 



THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 67 

and heir apparent of the said Richard, to John Byrrye of Newnam, 
co. Worcester, yeoman, in .100 to perform covenants in indentures 
of similar date between them and the said John Byrry and Jane his 
wife. Signed : Richard Cornewall, Edmund Cornewall. Witnesses 
Thomas Cornewayll, Richard Nycholetts, Thomas Byrry, Edmond 
Byrry. Dated I August, 9 Elizabeth. 

246. 1568. Fine in which John Bury and Jane his wife were 
plaintiffs and Richard Cornewall, Esquire, and Edmund Cornewall, 
Esquire, his son and heir apparent, deforciants, of an annual rent 
of i8j. issuing out of a meadow in Caverham. Easter Term, 10 
Elizabeth. Two copies. Dated I August, 9 Elizabeth. 

247. 1568. Release from Richard Cornewall, Baron of Burford, 
co. Salop, Esquire, and Edmund Cornewall, his son and heir ap- 
parent, to John Birrie of Newnam in the parish of Knighton, co. 
Worcester, yeoman, and Jane his wife, of his right in the yearly rent 
of i8j. issuing from a meadow or pasture called Calverham and 
le Ringe in the Manors of Estham and Lindridge, co. Worcester. 
Dated 2 April, 10 Elizabeth. 

Fragment of seal. 

248. 1 572. Copy of Roll of Court of the Manor of Lyndridge 
with members held 28 May, 14 Elizabeth, being a surrender by 
Alice Burye, widow of John Burye, of one messuage and half 
a virgate of land called Osebarnes, and other parcels (described 
as elsewhere), all the fishery of the Ree, etc., to the use of John 
Burye son and heir of the said John and Alice who was admitted 
to the premises, together with a seat within the chancel of the 
parish church of Knighton, and three heriots. Signed by the Dean 
(of Worcester), etc. 

249. 1572. Copy of Roll of Court of the Manor of Lyn- 
driche with members held 28 May, 14 Elizabeth, being the admit- 
tance of John Burye to one acre of land at Oxenhall, and the 
meadow of pasture called Oxenhall, containing 6 acres lying in 
Caynesfield in Knighton according to the custom of the Manor. 
Confirmed by Chancery decree. Signed by Thomas Wilson, Dean ; 
Thomas Basterd, Receiver ; Thomas Cecyll, under steward. 

F 3 



68 THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 

250. 1572. Bargain and sale from John Hyll of Knighton, co. 
Worcester, yeoman, to John Byrrye of Newnam in the parish of 
Knighton of one close or parcel of arable land called Church fur- 
longe containing 5 acres, in the parish of Knighton on the south 
side of the church of Knighton and adjacent to the churchyard, 
with four acres of arable land called Monmedowe helde, under 
Whadon Hill in the said parish between the lands of Richard Hyll, 
Isabella Perkes, and Thomas Munnie. Rent, a red rose. Attorneys 
to deliver seisin, John Foxall and Richard Hyll of Knighton. 
Witnessed by Richard Nycolas, Thomas Byrrie, Richard Hill of 
Estham, Humfrey Byrrie, William Hill, George Symons, Thomas 
Combes, alias Smyth, Gabriel Hill, clerk, Richard A. More. Dated 
1 8 January, 14 Elizabeth. 

251. 1572. Release from Richard Hill of Knighton, co. Wor- 
cester, husbandman, to John Birrie of the parish of Knighton, 
yeoman, of right in a close or parcel of arable land called Churche 
furlong, on the south side of the church of Knighton, adjoining 
the churchyard ; and in four acres of arable land called Morn- 
medowe helde, lying under Whadon Hill in the parish of Knighton. 
Witnessed by Thomas Byrrie, Gabriel Hill, Thomas Smithe, George 
Simones, Humfrey Burye, Richard A. More, Richard Nycolettes, 
gent., John Foxhole, Richard Hill of Estam. Dated 20 January, 
14 Elizabeth. 

Seal, a spread Eagle, and | . H . 

252. 1574. Bargain and sale from Roger Garner of Dodenhill 
in the parish of Lindriche, co. Worcester, husbandman, to John 
Bury of Newnam, yeoman, of one acre of arable land in the parish 
of Knighton super Temde, in Caynes fealde, and in a place called 
Fearne Hill. Attorney to deliver seisin, William Hill of Byckeley, 
Worcester, yeoman. Witnessed by Wyllym Tomer, Steaphen 
Clarke. Dated 10 January, 16 Elizabeth. 

Seal, the letters H . I . or | , H . 

253. 1574. Bond from Roger Garner of Dodenhill in the 
parish of Lindriche, co. Worcester, husbandman, to John Bury of 
Newnam, yeoman, in 10 to allow Bury peaceably to possess an 
acre of arable land in Caynes Feale in Knighton upon Teme, 



THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 69 

and in a certain place of the same field called Fearne Hill, accord- 
ing to a deed of even date. Witnessed by William Hill, writer 
hereof, William Toner, Stephen Clarke. Dated 10 January, 16 
Elizabeth. 
Seal, |. H. 

254. 1578. Grant in fee from Thomas Hackluytt of Eaton 
Grange in the county of Hereford, Esquire, and Fortuna his wife, 
to Edward Pitt, Filacer of London, Middlesex, Hunts and Cambs, 
in the Court of Queen's Bench, Esquire, of the Manor of Hanley 
Childe, otherwise Nether Hanley, co. Worcester, and all other lands 
of the grantors in Hanley Childe and Estham. John Turvile and 
Roger Neville, attorneys to deliver seisin. Signed by the grantors. 
Possession delivered in the presence of Thomas Pytt senior, Thomas 
Pytt junior, James Pytt, John Grafton, Robert Jorden, Hugh 
Moore, George Powell. Dated 18 February, 20 Elizabeth. 

Two seals. 

255. 1578. Fine in which Edward Pytt, gentleman, was plaintiff 
and Thomas Hackluytt, Esquire, and Fortuna his wife deforciants, 
of the manor of Hanley Child, 4 messuages, 6 gardens, 6 orchards, 
200 acres of land, 40 of meadow, 200 acres of pasture, 60 of wood, 
40 of furze and heath, 2OS. of rent, and common of pasture for all 
cattle on the Broad Heath and Eastham. 

256. 1579. Copy of Roll of Court of the Dean and Chapter 
of Worcester of the Manor of Lyndridge held 9 October, 21 Eliza- 
beth, being a grant by the Lord to John Bury, his heirs and assigns, 
of the waters, watercourses, and streams of the Dean and Chapter 
now called le Ree, to build and erect thereupon a water mill. 
Signed by Thomas Wilson, Dean there, Griffin Lewis, Receiver, 
Thomas Cecyll, Steward there. 

257. 1579. Exemplification of a recovery of Hilary Term, 
21 Elizabeth, in which Edward Lucas was the plaintiff, and Edward 
Pitt, Esquire, defendant, and Thomas Hackluyt and Fortuna his 
wife vouchees, of the manors of Hanley Childe, otherwise Nether 
Hanley, Over Hanley and Eastham. Enrolled in the Record 
Office Roll, 1236, Hilary Term. 

Great seal of the Court of Common Pleas affixed 12 February, 
21 Elizabeth. 



70 THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 

258. 1580. Bargain and sale from William Petinell of Wood- 
ston in the parish of Lindridge, co. Worcester, yeoman, to John 
Bury of Newnam, yeoman, of 4 selions of pasture land in Mouncke 
meadowe furlong in the parish of Lindridge, between the lands of 
William Mound and extending to Epithams Crosse. Attorney, 
Thomas Bodenham of Dodenhill, Worcester, yeoman. Witnessed by 
Thomas Bury, Thomas Turnerdyne, Walter Dallowe. Seisin de- 
livered in the presence of Roger Peny, Thomas Mound, Thomas 
Garner, Humfrey Bury. Dated i October, 22 Elizabeth. 

259. 1580. Bond from William Mounde of Woodston in the 
parish of Lindridge, yeoman, to John Burye of Newnam in the parish 
of Knighton, co. Worcester, gent, in 20, the condition being that 
Burye shall peaceably possess two parcels of arable land, containing 
2 acres in the Nether felde near to the river of Teambe in the parish 
of Knighton ; one adjoining land of Thomas Mounde of Newnam 
and the highway, a pasture called Erdforde, and lands of George 
Symons and Thomas Foster, gent. ; the other adjoining lands of 
William Burye, George Symons, and Thomas Mounde ; and being 
customary lands. Signed : Wyllyam Munde. Witnessed by 
Thomas Somervyll, John Peny, William Pennell. Dated 25 May, 

22 Elizabeth. 

260. 1581. Lease from Edward Pitt of Kyer, Esquire, to Robert 
Jordan of Hanley Chylde, Christian his wife, and Thomas their son, 
of the manor house of Hanley Chylde, called Nether Hanley, now 
in the possession of the said Robert. Witnessed by Thomas Acton, 
John Phillips, Willm. Patchett, Willyam Baldwyn. Dated 13 April, 

23 Elizabeth. 

261. 1581. Copy of Roll of Court of the manor of Lyndrich 
with members, held 2 October, 23 Elizabeth, whereat was pre- 
sented that Thomas Foster, a customary tenant, had granted 
to John Burye, another customary tenant, in fee, a meadow or 
pasture called "the Medowe at the Lane yende" next the high- 
way, late in the tenure of William Turner in Newnam ; and a 
parcel of arable land adjacent to Burye's tenement, being part of 
Foster's lands called Bodeswall, where the highway was lately 



THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 7 1 

constructed ; in exchange for a leasow or pasture or arable land 
called Botlorde, etc. 

Signed by the Steward. 

262. 1582. Copy of Roll of Court of the Dean and Chapter 
of Worcester, held at Lindridge, 4 October, 24 Elizabeth, whereat 
was presented a grant by Thomas Moorley to John Burye of 
Newnam, gent., of divers parcels of lands containing 10 acres. 
Localities mentioned : Churchefelde, Longemedow, lands of Thomas 
Tonnerdyne and Thomas Combes alias Smyth ; Wares Brook ; 
lands of Thomas Mounde, Richard Clarke, and Roger Hill alias 
Smyth; Stony Crosse, Stony Crosse Waye, Westefield, Ellarne 
waye ; lands of John Hill ; le Downe ; lands of William Taylor and 
John Smyth, Caynesfeld under Hoppes Hill, and lands of Thomas 
Foster, gent. ; in exchange for one ridge of arable land in le Weste 
felde, next land of William Hill alias Taylor. Signed by the Dean, 
Receiver, and Steward. 

263. 1583. Copy of Roll of Court of the Dean and Chapter 
of Worcester, held at Lindridge, 27 September, 25 Elizabeth, 
whereat the lord granted to John Burye of Newenham, his bailiff, 
one parcel of land lying within the chancel of the church or 
chapel of Knighton, containing ten royal feet in length, and 
eight royal feet in breadth, on the north side of the chancel 
aforesaid in that place where the aforesaid John Bury used to 
occupy himself in prayers (orationibus vacare consuevit), for making 
and erecting of and upon the aforesaid parcel of land a seat or 
"pewe," to hold to him his heirs and assigns for ever, according 
to the custom of the manor, confirmed by a decree of Chancery 
lately made. Yearly rent, one red rose at Midsummer. Fine, one 
pair of capons. Signed by Thomas Wilson, Dean there, Griffin 
Lewis receiver, Thomas Cecyll, Steward there. 

264. 1586. Copy of Roll of Court of the manor of Lyndriche 

with members, held September, 28 Elizabeth, whereat it was 

presented that Thomas Tonardyne had granted to John Burye of 
Newnam in fee a portion or leasow called Myethen, containing one 
acre and a half between pastures of Robert Townesyend, Esquire, 



72 THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 

and Thomas Burye, the King's highway, and the river of Teinde ; 
in exchange for one parcel of land on Myll Hyll between lands of 
Constance Foster, John Burye, and Thomas Burye, which Thomas 
had lately given it in (sic) exchange to John. Fine, los. Signed 
by the Dean, etc. 

265. 1589. Copy of Roll of Court held at Lyndrichc, u March, 
31 Elizabeth, whereat William Pennell and Thomas Burye, cus- 
tomary tenants, presented a surrender by John Burye of Newnam 
of 8 acres of arable land in Newnam lying partly in Bote Lode, 
and certain butts at Odeley style, and partly in Mapull furlonge ; 
to the use of Edmonde Burye, his son and heir apparent, who was 
admitted. Signed by Francis Willis, Dean, Thomas Thornton, 
Receiver, Thomas Cecyll, Steward. 

266. 1589. Copy of Roll of Court of the manor of Lynd- 
ryche with members, held 12 March, 31 Elizabeth, whereat 
William Pennell and Thomas Bury, tenants, presented a surrender 
by John Burye of one acre of land at Oxenhall, and a meadow 
called Oxenhall in Caynesfield in Knighton, to the use of Edmund 
Burye, his son and heir apparent. Fine, 43. Signed by the 
Dean, etc. 

267. 1589. Copy of Roll of Court of the manor of Lyndryche, 
held 12 March, 31 Elizabeth, whereat William Pennell and Humfrey 
Burye, tenants, presented that Thomas Moorley had surrendered 
one messuage and half a virgate of land formerly of Adam Hill, 
and other parcels in Knighton, to the use of John Bury of Newnam. 
Localities and persons named : Befokl, John Hyll, Webley Fur- 
long, Edengryge, Byllingsglatt, Jack Hodgekyn's cottage, and 
Long Medowe. Heriots, etc. Signed by the Dean, etc. 

268. 1589. Grant in fee from John Bury of Newenham to Henry 
Evett of Woodhall, co. Worcester, gent., and William Pencil of 
Woodston, co. Worcester, gent., being a settlement on the marriage 
of Edmund Bury, son and heir apparent of John Bury, and Mar- 
garet, one of the daughters of Richard Gardener, gent, of all his 
messuages of lands in Newenham and Knighton, co. Worcester, and 



THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 73 

elsewhere in England, one moiety to the use of the said John Bury 
and Jane his wife, then of the said Edmund an 1 Margaret and their 
heirs. Signed : per me Johannem Burye. Witnessed by Anthony 
Downes, Thomas Savage, Raffe Lench, Thomas Bury, Thomas 
Cocke. Dated 6 January, 31 Elizabeth. 

Possession given of a parcel called Oxnall in the name of the 
whole, in the presence of John Gardener, Richard Bury, Edward 
Bodenham, Henry Jyger. 

Seal. 

269. 1593. Roll of Court of Edward Pitt, Esquire, held at 
Hanley Childe, 22 October, 35 Elizabeth. The homage: Robert 
Jorden, William Combey, William Barnes, Robert Nevell. 

. . . . d. and h. of Richard Salwey and Edward Newport are 
free tenants .... did not appear. 

Death of George Appowell presented, who held lands in Hanley. 
Before his death he assigned lands to John Downes of Estham. 

Presentment of encroachment by Richard Hodges on the lord's 
waste near his house and for obstructing a water course in a 
meadow next his house. 

270. 1 60 1. Lease from Charles Fox of Greete, co. Salop, 
Esquire, to John Freeman of Hanley Chyld son and heir of 
Nicholas Freeman and Anne wife of John Freeman, of messuages 
at Hanley Childe for 65. Dated 20 June, 43 Elizabeth. 

271. 1603-4. Bond from Edmund Bury of Newnam, co. Wor- 
cester, gent., and Leonard Bury, gent., brother of Edmund, deputy 
bailiff of the Manors of Spalding, Pinchbeck, Haltbeache, and 
others late of the Monastery of Spalding, co. Lincoln, to Sir James 
Pytt, Knt, in 1,000, to save Sir James harmless in respect of the 
bond in which he stood bound with them and with William Corbett 
of Leigh, co. Salop, Esquire, William Ingram of Earl's Court, 
Esquire, and Roger Grafton of the parish of Pencomb. 

272. 1605. Fine in which Sir Edward Pyttes was plaintiff, and 
Charles Fox, Esquire, and Jane his wife and Edward Fox, Esquire, 
deforciants, of the Manor of Hanley Childe, 2 messuages, 2 gardens, 



74 THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 

100 acres of land, 20 acres of meadow, 40 of pasture and 10 acres 
of wood in Hanley Childe. Fine, 80. Dated seven days after 
Easter, 2 James. 

273. 1610. Copy of Roll of Court Baron of the Dean and 
Chapter of Worcester for the Manor of Lindridge with members, 
held 1 1 April, 8 James I., shewing that William Pennell and William 
Bodenham, two customary tenants, presented that Edmund Bury, 
gentleman, had surrendered one messuage, half a virgate of land 
called Osebarnes, and other parcels, and all the fishery of the 
river called le Ree, from Plate Bridge now in decay, to a ford 
called Southwair Ford, to the use of Sir George Blounte, Knight, 
and his heirs and assigns. Heriots, Rent, Fine, etc. Signed by 
Arthur Lake, Dean ; W. Barkesdale, Receiver ; George Langforde, 
Steward. 

Endorsed: Sir John Blounte. Grand Copie of Newneham. 

274. 1610. Copy of Roll of Court of the Manor of Lindriche 
with members, held n April, 8 James I., recording a license to 
Sir George Blounte, Knight, to demise to Edmund Bury, gent., 
for 10 years, one acre of land at Oxenhall, and Oxenhall meadow 
in Knighton. Fine 2s. 6d. Signed by the Dean. 

275. 1610. Copy of Roll of Court of the Manor of Lind- 
ridge, held ii April, 8 James I., containing a presentment by 
William Pennell and William Bodenham, tenants, of a surrender 
by Edmund Bury, gent., of one acre of land at Oxenhall, and 
a meadow called Oxenhall, in Caynesfeild in Knighton, not heriot- 
able, to the use of Sir George Blounte, Knight. Fine 6s. Signed 
by the Dean, etc. 

276. 1610. Bond from John Burie of Newnham, co. Worcester, 
gentleman, Edmund Burie of Newnham, gent, son and heir ap- 
parent of the said John, and Leonard Burie of Surfleete, co. Lincoln, 
gent, to Sir George Blounte of Sodington, co. Worcester, Knight, 
in 200 to observe the conveyance made by them to Blounte of 
the lands which the said John bought of John Hopton and William 
Phillipps, gentleman, in Knighton, co. Worcester, and a yearly 
rent of iSs. out of a pasture or meadow in Eastham, Knighton 
and Lyndridge. Margaret, wife of the said Edmund, is mentioned. 



THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 75 

277- 1610. Copy of Roll of Court of the Manor of Lind- 
ridge, held 1 1 April, 8 James I., being the enrolment of a memoran- 
dum of exchange between Thomas Cooke of Dodenhill, co. Wor- 
cester, yeoman, and Edmund Bury of Newnham, gent., customary 
tenants of the Manor of Newnham. Bury gives a meadow called 
the Lake for a meadow called Trusham. Signed by the Dean, 
etc. 

278. 1610. Bond from Edmund Burie of Newnham, co. Wor- 
cester, gent., and Leonard Bury of Surfleete, co. Lincoln, gent., to 
Sir George Blounte of Sodington, Worcester, Knight, in 160, the 
condition being that Edmund Bury shall perform covenants in 
indentures of this date made between Sir George Blounte, John 
Burie of Newnham, co. Worcester, gent., and the said Edmund. 
Dated 13 April, 8 James I. 

279. 1610. Bargain and sale from John Burye of Newnham, 
co. Worcester, gent, and Edmond Burye of Newnham, gent., his 
son and heir apparent, to Sir George Blount of Sodington, co. Wor- 
cester, Knight, of all lands, rents, etc., which the said John Bury 
purchased of John Hopton, and William Phillippes, gent, heretofore 
in the tenure of John Hill, lying in Knighton, co. Worcester, and 
formerly belonging to the chantry of the Blessed Mary in the 
church of Knighton ; with the yearly rent of i8j. out of a pasture 
or meadow called Colverham and the Ringe, in Eastham, Knighton 
and Lyndridge, co. Worcester. Signed by vendors. Witnessed by 
William Pennell, William Bodenham, Richard Higges, John Buri 
of the Hunt howse, John Simmons, George Langforth, Edmund 
Berecroft, Charles Wylde. Witnesses to Seisin : Peter Blounte, 
John James, etc. Dated 1 1 April, 8 James I. 

Memorandum dated 14 August, 1657, that this deed was shown 
to Thomas Pennell and William Hill at their examination in 
a Chancery suit. 

280. 1610. Copy of Roll of Court Baron of the Dean and 
Chapter of Worcester for the Manor of Lindridge with members, 
held 1 1 April, 8 James I., wherein is recorded that license was given 
to Sir George Blount, Knight, to demise to Edmund Bury, gent., 



76 THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 

for 10 years, one messuage and half a virgate of land called Ose- 
barnes and other parcels, including the fishery of le Ree. Fine 12s. 
Signed by Arthur Lake, Dean, W. Barkesdale, Receiver, George 
Langforde, Steward. 

281- 1615. Thomas Morris alias Griffith of Hanley Childe 
alias Nether Hanley, Nicholas Morris alias Griffith of the parish 
of Estham, and John Downes of the Fulhams in the parish of 
Estham, and William Pytt of Kyer, gent. The former have con- 
firmed to W. Pitt certain land being in Hanley Childe between 
the wood called Cheveridge Wood and a field called Kyer field, 
and extending to a certain park called Kyer park. Signed : Thomas 
X Griffiths, John Downes, William Pitte. Dated 20 October, 13 
James. 

282. 1619. Copy of Roll of Court of the Manor of Lindrich, 
held 7 October, 17 James I., being a surrender by Walter Blount, 
Esquire, of one messuage and half a virgate of land called Ose- 
barnes, and other parcels, and the fishery of the Rea, and the 
admittance of Sir James Pitt, Knight. Heriots. Fine, a triple 
rent, 14 12s. gd. Signed: John Archbolde, Receiver; George 
Longford e, Steward. 

Memorandum, that 14 August, 1657, this copy was shown to 
William Hill and Arthur Bradshawe in the house of Thomas Browne 
in Cleobury Mortimer by virtue of a Chancery Commission, before 
Richard Kettilby and Matthew Barrow. 

283. 1619. Bond from Walter Blount of Sodington, co. Wor- 
cester, Esquire, to Sir James Pytt of Kyer Wyard, co. Worcester, 
Knight, in 200, the condition being that Sir James shall peaceably 
possess a meadow or pasture called Colverham and the Ring, in 
Eastham, Knighton and Lyndridge, co. Worcester, with iSs. rent 
therefrom, which was sold to him by Blounte. Dated 7 February, 
17 James I. 

284. 1620. Fine levied between Sir James Pytt, Knight, plain- 
tiff, and Walter Blount, Esquire, and Elizabeth his wife, and Edmund 
Bury, gent., and Margaret his wife, deforciants, of lands and iSs. of 
rent in Knighton, Newnham, Eastham, and Lyndridge. Trinity 
Term,. 1 8 James I. (Two copies.) 



THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 77 

285. 1620. Lease from John Downes of the Fulhams in the 
parish of Estham, yeoman, to Thomas Wynvvood of Hanley Childe 
in the parish of Estham, yeoman, of 40 acres known by the name 
of the Lye, adjoining a brook called Burbach on the north, and 
on the east side shooting upon the highway leading from Worcester 
to Tenbury and adjoining land of William Childe, gent., also 3 
acres of wood called the Lye Grove, 6 acres of old land called 
the Broompleck joining on the south side land of John Downes 
called Parkfield and eastwards the land of Sir James Pytte, Knt, 
called Kyer's field now in the occupation of Nicholas Freeman 
for the yearly rent of ios. Signed : John Downes. Witnessed by 
John Gregge, Nicholas Morres alias Griffin, Thomas Tolly. Dated 
2 July, 17 James. 

286. 1623. Receipt from Walter Blount of Sodington, co. 
Worcester, Esquire, to Sir James Pytt of Curewyard, Knight, for 
^3000, in satisfaction for messuages, lands, etc., in Newnham, 
Knighton, and Lyndridge, co. Worcester, which Pytt formerly 
purchased from Blount, according to articles dated 27 April, 1618. 
Signed by Blount. Witnessed by Richard Page, John Martin. 
Dated 21 November, 1623, 21 James I. 

Seal of arms. 

Memorandum on the dorse, that on 14 August, 1657, at 
the house of Thomas Browne in Cleobury Mortimer, co. Salop, 
this release was shown to Edward Pennell, John Rock, Arthur 
Bradshawe, and Thomas Pennell at their examination under a 
Chancery Commission to James Perrott, Richard Kettilby, and 
Math. Barrow ; signed by the two last. 

287. 1626. Lease from Sir James Pytts of Kiere Wyard, Knt., 
to John Downes of the Fulhams in the parish of Eastham, yeoman, 
Elizabeth his wife and William their eldest son, of the Fulhams 
for 95 years now in the occupation of John Downes. Signed : 
John Downes, Elizabeth Downes, William Downes. Witnessed by 
Edward Pytts, James Pytts, William Garnous, James Winton, 
Richard Mason. Dated 20 March, 2 Charles I. 

288. 1630. Lease from Sir James Pytts of Kier Wyard, Knt., 
to Susan Jorden widow and William Jorden and Nathanael Jorden 



78 THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 

her sons, of the chief Manor house "of Hanley Childe otherwise 
Nether Hanley, for their 3 lives in consideration of 220 paid by 
John Newton of Barchurch, co. Salop, father of Susan Jordan, and 
a yearly rent of 5 IJJ. $d. to be paid half yearly, with suit at 
the court baron of Sir James Pytte. Witnessed by Fabian Phillips, 
John Newton, Thomas Walker, Thomas Baker. Dated 4th October, 
6 Charles I. 
2 deeds. 

289- 1634. Lease from Arthur Wynwood of Wootton in the 
parish of Onibury, co. Salop, to Thomas Morris alias Griffiths of 
Hanley Childe, Nicholas Morris alias Griffiths of Hanley Childe 
and Mary his wife, of the cottage in which Morris lives, one pasture 
land called the Grove containing 4 acres between Chaveridge 
Wood and land called Kiere field, extending in length to Kyere 
Park, during their lives at a yearly rent of 2s. Dated i May, 10 
Charles I. 

290. 1635. Lease from Sir James Pytt, Knt., for 80 to Anne 
Freeman wife of John Freeman of Hanley Child, Thomas Freeman 
son of the said John and Mary his wife, of the house at Hanley 
Child now in the occupation of John Freeman for their lives by 
a rent of 24.?. a year in two half yearly payments, a couple of good 
capons at Christmas and the yearly payment of 2s. id. issuing out 
of the premises for Hundred Silver. Heriot of the best beast on 
the failure of each life. Suit and service at the Court of Hanley 
Child reserved. Tenants to provide two reapers for one day during 
harvest upon reasonable notice, and may take Hedgeboote, Plowe- 
boote, Fierboote and Waynebotte. Witnessed by John Wynton, 
Edward Buxton, Richard Smyth, Edward Hill. Dated 9 March, 

1635- 

Three seals. The three tenants made marks. 

291 1638. Lease from Sir James Pytt of Kyer Wyarde to 
Scudamore Pytt his second son and Margaret his wife and Elizabeth 

Pytt their daughter of the messuage called the Fulhams 

now in the occupation of Elizabeth Downes widow, William Downes 
and Henry Downes, excepting all timber trees and the making 



THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 79 

of fish works or stanks on the sides of the brook called Kyer brook, 
for 4os. to be paid half yearly and 40^. after the decease of every 
one of them. Signed : Scudamore Pytt, Margaret Pytts. Witnessed 
by Richard Parker, Richard Nicholetts, James Winton, Richard 
Evans. Dated ist April, 1638. 



292. 1651. Lease from Edward Pytts of Kyer Wyard, Esquire, 
to John Freeman of Hanley Childe, yeoman, son of Thomas and 
Mary Freeman of Hanley Childe of a messuage in Hanley Childe 
(the name torn off). Witnessed by Nich. Cleton, James Renton, 
George Yeomans. Dated 28 July, 1651. 



293. 1652. Lease from Edward Pytts of Kyer Wyard and 
Nicholas Morris alias Griffiths of Hanley Child, cooper, and Mary 
his wife, in consideration of the surrender of a lease dated I May, 
10 Charles, made from Arthur Winwood to Thomas Morris and others 
of the cottage in which they live, lately purchased by Pytts, and 
also a parcel of land called the Grove containing 4 acres lying 
between Chaveridge wood and Kyre field and extending to Kyre 
Park, for the term of their natural lives by the rent of a peppercorn. 
Both lessees made marks. Dated 29 February, 1652. 



294. 1658. Lease from Edward Pytts of Kyer Wyard, Esquire, 
to Elizabeth Moore of Kyer Wyard of the house in the churchyard 
and garden in the parish of Hanley Chylde, called by the name 
of the Grove, and late in the possession of Mary Griffiths. Signed : 
Eliza X Moore. Witnessed by Eliz. Pitts, Thomas Evans. Dated 
20 January, 1658. 

I 

295. 1662. Lease from Edward Pytts of Kyer Wyard, Esquire, 
to John Freeman of Hanley Childe, yeoman, and Elizabeth his wife 
of the messuage called the Grove containing about 6 acres, in con- 
sideration for delivering up a former lease, and a rent of 12 a year 
for 99 years, Signed : John Freeman, Elizabeth Freeman. Wit- 
nessed by Thomas Downes, William X Downes, Rich. Barrow. 
Dated 12 July, 1662. 



8o THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 

296. 1663. Lease from Edward Pytts of Kyer Wyard, Esquire, 
to Thomas Sabery, junior, of Tenbury, yeoman, of Chaveridge in the 
parish of Hanlcy Childe now in the occupation of Thomas Sabery 
the elder for 99 years at the yearly rent of 12s. Signed : Thomas 
Sabery. Witnessed by John Sefton, Thos. Evans. 

Bond attached for 40, the condition being that the said Thomas 
Sabery engages not to destroy or suffer to be destroyed any Deer, 
Hares, Coneys, Pheasants or Partridges belonging to the said 
Edward Pytts within his parkes, lordships or jurisdictions, nor to 
underlet. Signed : Thomas Sabery. Dated 21 May, 15 Charles II. 

297. 1667. Lease from Edward Pytts of Kyre Wyard, Esquire, 
to John Freeman of Hanley Child, yeoman, Elizabeth his now wife 
and Thomas their son of the tenement formerly held by his father 
Thomas Freeman, in consideration of giving up a lease dated 1651, 
2$, and a yearly rent of 24^. Signed : John Freeman, Elizabeth 
Freeman. Witnessed by George Hereford, Richard Barrow. Dated 
10 July, 1 8 Charles II. 

298. 1673. Copy of Roll of a Court Baron of James Pytts, 
Armiger, for the Manor of Hanley Child, alias Nether Hanley, 
held 23 October, 25 Charles II. 

The homage present that Richard Creswell, Esquire, John New- 
port, Esquire, Richard Spilsbury, Anthony Nicholets, gent., Edward 
Belson, gent., and Mary his wife, are freehold tenants and ought 
to appear and render suit and service. 

John Wenwood, gent., acknowledged to hold of the Lord a 
freehold messuage and a half yard land thereto belonging, here- 
tofore the land of George Aphowell by the yearly rent of five 
shillings and a heriott of the two best beasts. 

Thomas Downes acknowledged to hold of the Lord one mes- 
suage, one yard land and a water corn mill, heretofore the land 
of Richard Salwey by the yearly rent of 2s. 6d. ; also certain other 
freehold lands heretofore the lands of one Foxe by the yearly rent 
of 2s. 6d. but by what services he knoweth not. 

The homage presents that Richard Creswell holds of the Lord 
one freehold Messuage and tenement and two yard lands thereto 
belonging called Overton upon the Hill, heretofore the lands of 



THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 8 1 

Richard Salwey by the rent of 6s. 8d. payable half yearly ; and also 
certain other lands heretofore the lands of one Capul by the yearly 
rent of 6s. 8d. 

They also present that Gilbert Nicholetts, Esquire, holds two 
acres of land within the manor, one in Cockshute hill field and 
one acre in Hollywell field, but by what rent or service they are 
ignorant. 

They also present that Sir John Winford holds about two acres 
within the manor, but whether by rent or services they are ignorant. 

They also present that Edward Belson in right of his wife 
holds of the Lord a freehold tenement and a yard land thereto 
belonging, heretofore the lands of William Romby by the yearly 
rent of ^d. 

Also that John Newport, Esquire, holds one freehold tenement 
called Sturtts adjoining to Hanley Heath by the yearly rent of 2s. 

Also that Anthony Nicholetts, gent., holds a freehold messuage 
and tenement and certain lands thereto belonging by a rent of \^d. ; 
and they find by a Court Roll dated 16 September, 10 James 
(1612), that a heriot was seized by the lord on the death of Anthony 
Nicholetts grandfather of the said Anthony. 

Thomas Spilsbury acknowledged to hold of the Lord a freehold 
tenement and a half yard land thereto belonging, heretofore the 
land of one Perkins, by a rent of 3^. ^d. ; and homage present that 
in the Court Roll aforesaid a heriot was seized by the Lord at 
the death of one Thomas Perkins. 

The homage present that Richard Spilsbury holds of the Lord 
a freehold tenement and lands heretofore the lands of one Trew- 
backe alias Bowyer by the yearly rent of 6d. 

They present Humfrey Browneing, William Bryan and John 
Leery for encroaching on the Lord's waste called the Bread Heath ; 
John Horning for digging up the meare between the Three 
Hathorns and Woodfurlonge, and also for encroaching upon lands 
in the possession of Thomas Callowhill in Cockshut hill field. 

The homage were 

John.Winwood John Amys 

Thomas Downes Jenkin Humfreyes 

Thomas Freeman David Jones 

John Freeman Richard Griffin 

Thomas Spilsbury 



82 THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 

299. 1673. Lease from James Pytts of Kyer Wyard, Esquire, 
to John Amias of Hanley Child, tailor, and Elizabeth his wife, 
of the tenement commonly called the Grove, in the parish of 
Hanley Childe. Signed : John X Amias, Elizabeth X Amias. 
Dated 26 March, 1673. 

2 seals. Pytts' crest. 

300. 1675. Lease from Scudamore Pytts of the Fulhams in 
the parish of Eastham to James Pytt of Ivington in the parish of 
Leominster of the Fulhams for twenty-one years by a rent of 
60 a year. Signed : Scudamore Pytts. Witnessed by Geo. Here- 
ford, Humphrey Smyth, James Pittes, Tho. Evans. Dated 2 August, 
27 Charles II. 

301. 1675. Lease from James Pytts, Esquire, of the Fulhams, 
lately in the occupation of Scudamore Pytts, to George Baylis the 
younger of the Woodside, in the parish of Wacton, gentleman, and 
Catherine his wife, in consideration of the cancelling of a lease 
made in 1638, between Sir James Pytts of Kyer Wyard, Scuda- 
more his second son, Margaret his wife, and Elizabeth their 
daughter, and of 318 to be paid by George Baylis and a rent 
of 26 IDS. a year, the right of hunting, hawking, and fishing 
being retained. Witnessed by Geo. Hereford, John Bolton, Tho. 
Euans. Dated i November, 27 Charles II. 

302. 1675. Lease from James Pytts of Kyre Wyard to George 
Baylis the elder of the Fulhams, gentleman, Katherine his wife and 
George their son of the Fulhams, in consideration of giving up 
a lease dated in 1638 between Sir James Pytts and Scudamore 
Pytts, Margaret his wife, and Elizabeth his daughter, and .318, and 
a rent of 26 los. od. Signed: George Baylis, Katherine Baylis. 
Witnessed by John Bolton, Phil. Barton. Dated 26 October, 30 
Charles II. 

Seal, Pytts 1 arms. 

303. 1685. Lease from James Pytts of Kyer Wyard, Esquire, 
to Thomas Spilsbury the elder, Thomas Spilsbury the younger, and 
William Spilsbury of Hanley Childe, of all the land known as 



THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 83 

Chaveridge, and also land adjoining called Powell's land, being 
21 acres, for 3 lives at i l6s. 8d. and two hens yearly, and 10 
on the fall of each life. Signed : Thomas Spilsbury. Witnessed 
by John Powell, Phil. Barton. Dated 2 May, i James II. 
Seal, Pytts' arms. 

304. 1695. Lease from Samuel Pytts of Kyre Wyard to George 
Mapp of the Grove, in the parish of Hanley Child, yeoman, and 
Mary his wife, of the Grove, for two lives and $ yearly. Wit- 
nessed by Phil. Barton, Richard Thomas. Dated 2 October, 1675. 

305. 1718. Lease from Samuel Pytts to Robert Jurden of 
Hanley Child of the Court House at Hanley Child, for a sum of 
6$ and .3 a year for 99 years. Signed : Robert X Jordon. 
Dated 20 March, 1718. 



CHARTERS RELATING TO COTHERIDGE, 

HALLOW, PEACHLEY, POWICK, 

AND WICK. 

306. No date. Grant in fee from Richard de Otherton to 
John son of Osbert de Crowenest of land in the field of Hestenhul, 
between the land of Alexander de Frivile, lord of Crowenest, and 
the land of Joan de Saltford, at a yearly rent of zd. Witnessed by 
John le Jeune, Adam de .... bury, Benedict le Notere, Geoffrey 
de Lawarne, Alexander de Otherton, Richard of the Mill. 

307. No date. Grant from Richard de Otherton of Coderugge 
to Robert son of Robert Gorwy of a parcel of land lying between 
the land of John son of Richard Sweyn and the way leading from 
Howelston to Worcester, and extending from the grantor's land 
to the land of the said John Swein above Lyther Mill in the manor 
of Coderugge. Yearly rent one halfpenny. Witnessed by John son 
of Hugh de Coderugge, John son of Richard Swein, Alexander de 
Otherton, Richard of the Hall of Brannefford, Richard son of Gilbert 
de Brannefford. 

SVa/with'a legend. 



"6* 



308. 1310. Release from William, son and heir of Hugh le 
Roter of Coderugge, to Hugh de Coderugge, clerk, of a messuage 
and land in the vill of Coderugge, which the said Hugh his father 
formerly held. Witnessed by Adam le Zonge of Coderugge, 
Nicholas le Waleys, John Attemulne, Walter de Otherton, Richard 
Knystwyne of Houleston, Hugh Attepludde, their Bailiff, John 
Godmon. Dated the morrow after Benedict the Abbot (21 March), 
3 Edward II. 

309. 1316. Grant in fee from Hugh son of John de Crowenest 
to Richard Knytwyne of Houleston and Agnes his wife of land 
in the field of Estenhull between the land of Sir Alexander de 



THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 85 

Friville, Knight, and the land of John de Saltford, and extending 
to the meadow called Huytesheye. Witnessed by Adam Juuene of 
Coderugge, William de Otherton, Hugh the Clerk, John Godmon, 
John de Saltford. Dated at Cotheridge Sunday after St. John the 
Baptist (24 June), 9 Edward II. 

310. 1381. Grant in fee tail from Thomas de Houluston to 
Roger his brother and Isabella his wife of all lands and tenements 
which the donor had of the feoffment of the said Roger in Hou- 
luston. Witnessed by John le Zonge of Coderugge, John de Crow- 
neste, William de Otherton, Hugh de Houluston, Richard Syrecock. 
Dated at Houluston, feast of St. Edmund the King, 9 Edward III. 

Seal a fleur de Us, and legend " Waited." 

311. 1492. Grant in fee from Robert Archard of Hulston in 
the parish of Codruge and Joan his wife, and Geoffrey Griffith 
of Codruge and Isabella his wife, to John Walker of Codruge of 
a messuage with all that land called the Churchdiche, which William 
son and heir of Hugh le Roter formerly held in Codruge. Yearly 
rent to the chief lord, 4^. Witnessed by Robert Buteller, clerk, 
curate there, Robert Walker, yeoman, of the Lord the King and 
bailiff there, Henry Don, John Evot, John Parton. Dated Wed- 
nesday in Whitsun week, 7 Henry VII. 

312. 1493. Release from Robert Botelar, clerk, and William 
Habynton to Agnes Leeth 1 of one cottage with appurtenances in 
Coderiche called Forteys, formerly the property of Walter Leeth. 
Dated 2 January, 8 Henry VII. 

313. 1493. Grant in fee from Walter Lyeth to Robert Boteler, 
clerk, and William Habynton, gentleman, of his cottage with appur- 
tenances lying within the lordship of Coderyche called Forteys. 
Witnessed by Roger Procteur, John Evott and Thomas Hillar. 
Dated at Coderyche, feast of St. Nicholas the Bishop, 8 Henry VII. 

Seal. 

314. 1532. Copy of Roll of Court of the Manor of Coderuge 
held on Friday before St. Luke the Evangelist (18 October), 

1 See note to No. 85. 



86 THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 

24 Henry VIII., to which came Thomas Beste and Amicia his 
wife, to whom the lord granted one messuage in Hulston ; a parcel 
of land in Costehall ; a parcel of land called Bagenham, with three 
sellions of land adjacent ; parcel of the land and pasture called 
Shayles ground ; two acres in Hulston's field ; and one acre of 
meadow called Wethy acre. Rents reserved. 
Seal, a head. 



315. 1533. Copy of Roll of Court of the Manor of Coderuge 
held on Friday before St. Luke the Evangelist, 24 Henry VIII., 
to which came Richard Beste, Margery his wife and Thomas 
their son, to whom the lord granted the reversion of a messuage 
in Hulston within that lordship, now in the tenure of Thomas Beste 
father of Richard, of a parcel of land in Costehall, and of a parcel 
called Bagenham, to hold after the death of the said Thomas Beste 
and Amisia his wife. 

Given under the seal of John Ketelby, steward. 



316. 1614. Demise from Sir Paul Tracy of Stan way, co. Glou- 
cester, and Dame Anne his wife ;] Edward Hall of Henwick, co. 
Worcester, and Anne his wife ; John Fleete of Hallow and Anne 
his wife, to William Barnes of Whytbourne, co. Hereford, for .1,100, 
of the manor of Wick Sapey, otherwise Golden Wick near St. John's 
Bedwardine, co. Worcester ; also one close called Rowlde containing 
8 acres, Clarke's land 14 acres, two meadows called Ox Leasowe 
or Flagge Land containing 80 acres, two meadows called Common 
Hornc containing 5 acres, and the Lord's meadow containing 
8 acres ; together with 78 acres of arable land. Signed : P. Tracy, 
Anne Tracy, Edward Hall, Anne Hall, John Fleete, Richard Tracy. 
Skakerley Tracy, etc. Witnessed by Thomas Hall, W. Thorley, 
Anthony Barnes, Anthony Moninge, Jo. Hill, Scrivener. Dated 
3 February, 12 James I. 

Endorsed, " Lease of Wick Estate." Surrendered 1633 and en- 
dorsed, " Delivered to Henry Best of Partridge, co. Worcester, for 
212, and Best is to pay to Mr. Anthony Barnes of Over Wick 
56 for the corne of the ground and the later crop, and implements 
in and about the house." 



THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 87 

317. 1625. Final Concord dated in the octaves of the Puri- 
fication of the Blessed Virgin, i Charles I., between John Elfe, 
plaintiff, and Thomas Saunders and Mary his wife, defendants, of 
I orchard, 20 acres of land, six acres of meadow, and 4 acres of 
pasture in Hollowe, with a warranty against Thomas Rawlins and 
Anne his wife and Henry Best and his heirs for ever. Consideration 
60 sterling. 

Endorsed, " The Title of Peachley Estate." 



318. 1632. Bargain and Sale for the sum of $ by Thomas 
Saunders the younger of Hollowe in the county of Worcester, 
yeoman, to Henry Best of Hallowe and his heirs, of one barn in 
Peachley containing by estimation 6 bays of building, a moiety 
of Peachley farm with all land belonging thereto or accepted as 
parcel thereof within the parishes of Hollowe and Grimley in the 
county of Worcester, with the messuage wherein Thomas Saunders 
now inhabits. No witnesses. Dated 13 October, 8 Charles I., 
1632. 

Seal gone. 



319. 1632. Bond in 600 from Thomas Saunders of Hollowe, 
co. Worcester, gent., to Henry Best, the condition being that 
Saunders should observe the covenants in Indentures of the same 
date between himself and his wife and the said Henry Best 
Witnessed by Richard Nicholetts, George Turner, James Pace, 
Thomas Wyer. Dated 10 January, 7 Charles I. 

320. 1669. Final concord between Harry Evett, armiger, and 
William Cliffe, gent, plaintiffs, and Henry Best, gent., James Pytts, 
gent., and John Clent, gent., and Elizabeth his wife, defendants, 
of two messuages, one cottage, three .... 90 acres of land, 76 acres 
of meadow, 50 acres of pasture in Wick Sapy otherwise Gould Wick 
otherwise Goulden Wick, Wick Episcopi or Bishop's Wick, Rish- 
wick, St. John's in Bedwardine, Howson, Cotheridge, within the 
parish of St. John's in Bedwardyne. Consideration 200 sterling. 
Dated on the morrow of St. Martin, 21 Charles II. 



88 THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 

321. 1672. Fine between James Pytts, gentleman, plaintiff, and 
Sir Rowland Berkeley, Knight, and Dorothy his wife deforciants, 
of i messuage and lands in Howson and Cotheridge. Dated 
Michaelmas Term, 24 Charles II. 

322. 1672. Final concord between James Pytts, gent., plaintiff, 
and Richard Berkeley and Dorothy his wife, defendants, of one 
messuage, two gardens, two orchards, 50 acres of land, 26 acres of 
meadow and other property in Hakesow (?) and Cotheridge. The 
aforesaid James gave Richard and Dorothy 100 sterling. Dated 
fifteen days after Easter, 24 Charles II. 

323. 1699. Grant from Katherine Pytts of Wick in St. John 
Bedwardine, widow, to Samuel Pytts of Kyer Wyer, son and heir 
apparent of the said Katherine, of the messuage called Howson 
in the parish of Cotheridge and also the messuage in Peachley in 
the parish of Hallow, now in the possession of John Cheese, for 
99 years at a rent of one peppercorn. Signed : Katherine X Pytts. 
Witnessed by Thomas Brazier, James Brascoe. Dated 20 August, 
1699. 

324. 1703. Sale from Salwey Winnington of Stanford, Esquire, 
to John Russell of Wooferlow, yeoman, of a messuage and house 
in Powick. Signed : Salwey Winnington. Dated 26 March, 1703. 

325. 1732. Lease from Edmund Pytts of Kyre Wyard to 
William Mortiboyes of Peachley, of Peachley farm for twelve years 
at 55 a year. No witnesses. Dated 2 February, 8 George II. 

Seal, arms of Edmund Pytts, two bars and in chief three 
estoiles. 



CHARTERS RELATING TO MUCH 
COWARNE AND LUDLOW. 

326. 1315. Grant from Sibilla Pauncefote widow of Grimbald 
Pauncefot formerly lord of Great Couwerne, with the consent of 
Emeric Pauncefot son and heir of Sir Grimbald aforesaid, to Ralph 
son of Ralph de Hirdesford of the parish of Ledbury and Lucy 
de la Hulle his wife for the term of their lives for the laudable 
service rendered by Ralph to the grantor, of all that land and 
tenement which Roger de la Hull formerly held in villenage in 
the fee of Great Couwerne, rendering to the grantor and her heirs 
two marks and suit at her court of Great Couwerne three times 
a year on reasonable summons. Witnessed by Richard le Boteler, 
Reginald le Boteler, John le Tayllur, John Phelip, John le Hunte, 
Adam le Boteler, Roger de la Feeld. Dated 11 April, 8 Edward II. 

327. 1347. Grant from Richard de Shollee, senior, to Richard 
his son of a meadowe in Great Cowarne called Southeye which 
the donor lately had of the gift of Grimbald Pauncefot, Knight, and 
which Geoffrey de Bellofago holds of Richard for the term of 
his life only. Witnessed by Roger Cyfrewast, Walter de Helyon, 
Thomas de Wyke, John Brown of Asperton, John Pryde, Nicholas 
de Strete, Walter Carter. Dated Friday after the Annunciation, 
21 Edward III. 

Seal of arms, a bird. 

328. 1377. Grant in fee from Hugh Paunsefot Lord of Cow- 
erne to Sir Richard, Rector of the church of Haisfield, Andrew 
le Hoore, clerk, rector of the church of Thlancadok, William de 
Whytintone, Robert his son, Richard Brown, and Stephen Dygeryth, 
of his manor of Cowern with the reversion of all lands held by 
Petronilla relict of Grimbald Paunsefot, donor's brother, as dower 
in Cowerne, and all donor's lands in the county of Hereford. Wit- 
nessed by William Devereux, Knight, Walter de Huntesleye (?), 



OX) THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 

Philip Wroth, Walter le Rous, Thomas de Borghulle. Dated at 
Cowerne, feast of St. Calixtus the Pope (14 October), 50 Edward III. 

329. 1381. Indenture whereby Peronille, widow of Sir Grym- 
bald Pancefot, Knight, grants to Richard Ruyghall the younger 
and Catherine his wife all the land, etc., which she has in dower 
in the manor of Couerne, co. Hereford, to hold during her life, 
rendering 5 marks yearly ; and also the lands, etc., which she has 
in dower in the manor of Bentleye, co. Worcester, with the fields 
called Borgoysfeldes and Sampson's feldes, rendering 3 marks yearly, 
Richard and Katherine shall maintain two dovecots in the manor 
of Bentleye and a watermill in the manor of Couerne. Dated 
I April, 4 Richard II. 

Two seals. In French. 

330. 1429. Indenture whereby John Pauncefot, Knight, enfeoffs 
Guy Whityngton, John Havard, John Brown, and William Lane, 
rector of the church of Hasfield, of his manor of Muchel Cowarne, 
co. Hereford, on condition that after one year following the mar- 
riage between Thomas son of the aforesaid John Pauncefot and 
Margaret daughter of Henry Wogan Knight, the feoffees by their 
writing indented shall enfeoff the said Thomas and Margaret 
thereof ; provided that the said Thomas and Margaret shall permit 
the said John Pauncefot to occupy the said manor and to receive 
the issues and profits for the support of the said Thomas and 
Margaret until Thomas shall arrive at full age. Witnessed by 
Richard de la Mare, Richard Waleweyn, John Aburhale, Edward 
Brugge. Dated Monday after St. John Baptist, 7 Henry VI. 

Four seals. 

331. 1429. Indenture witnessing that Guy Whitincton, John 
Havard, John Bron, and William Lane, Rector of the church of 
Hasfeld, have granted to Thomas Pauncefote and Margaret his wife 
the manor of Muchel Cowarne to hold to them and their joint heirs, 
and in default of such to John Pauncefote and his right heirs. 
Witnessed by John Russell, John Brugge, Thomas Mulle, Richard 
Walwayne, Thomas Walwayn. Dated Monday after SS. Peter and 
Paul, 8 Henry VI. 

Fragments of three seals, one lost. 



THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 91 

332. 1510. Grant in fee from John Sparcheforde of Bristol, 
Merchant, to Walter Rogers of Ludlow, vintner, of one tenement 
in a street in Ludlowe called Dynham, extending from the King's 
tenement on the north to the garden of the Guild of Palmers on 
the south, and from the King's highway on the west to the tenement 
of John Hoke on the east. Witnessed by Richard Lane, William 
Clongonar, Bailiffs of Ludlow. Dated 5 June, 2. Henry VIII. 

333. 1520. Indenture between Richard Fermor, Merchant, of 
the Staple of Calys, on the one part and John Bulfynch of Lyers 
Ocle in the county of Hereford, gentleman. Whereas the said 
Richard afore this time hath let to one Humfrey Beryngton, 
gentleman, the manor of Cowarne in the said county, the demesne 
lands thereto belonging and two watermills for the term of 21 
years at a yearly rent of 10, the said Richard now lets to the 
said John the aforesaid rent, with all other his property in Cow- 
arne and Paulton in the said county for the term of 20 years for 
a rent of 21 a year, to be paid in London at Lady and Michaelmas 
at the cost of the said John upon pain of forfeiture of the same 
lease. Signed : John Bulfynch. No witnesses. Dated 6 February, 
II Henry VIII. 

Seal gone. 

334. 1533. Bond from Richard Selman of Ludlow, Esquire, to 
Richard Palmer of Lynche in 40 to observe covenants in inden- 
tures of the same date. Dated 29 July, 25 Henry VIII. 

335. 1558. Release from Alice Rogers, daughter of Walter 
Rogers late of Ludlow, mercer, to William Langforde of London, 
merchant, of all her right in a tenement and garden mentioned in 
a deed dated January, 1559. Dated 26 December, i Elizabeth. 

336. 1559. Grant in fee from William Langforde of London, 
merchant, to Walter Hook of Worcester, weaver, and Richard 
Pooton of Ludlow, yeoman, of a tenement and garden containing 
one burgage in the town of Ludlow in the street called Denham 
between the lands lately appertaining to the Guild of the Palmers, 
and now in the hands of the bailiffs and burgesses on all sides, 
which the donor had of the gift of Walter Rogers his grandfather 



92 THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 

deceased, to hold to the use of Thomas Langforde brother of the 
grantor, Anne his wife and their joint heirs, with remainder to the 
use of Richard Langforde, father of William and Thomas Lang- 
forde, and his heirs and assigns. Witnessed by John Coxe, John 
Bell, Thomas Blashefylde, John Allsapp, Richard Rasto, Bailiffs 
of Ludlow, Richard Tomlyns, William Pyke, John Dawton, Richard 
Hooke. Signed " by me Wm. Langforde." Dated 26 January, 
i Elizabeth. 
Seal, R. T. 

337- 1581. Bargain and sale from Richard Pauncefote of Has- 
fielde, Esquire, son and heir apparent of John Pauncefote of Hasfielde, 
Esquire, to William Flete of Horton in the parish of Chartham, 
Kent, Esquire, of the manor of Much Cowhorne or Cowarne, in 
consideration of 100, and on condition that Flete pay to Paunce- 
fote or his heirs ,200 on 6 December ; but if he does not, Pauncefote 
by paying 100 at the dwelling house of William Flete called 
Horton in Kent before 31 May, 1582, may re-enter and enjoy 
the premises as heretofore. Witnessed by Walter Meredith, " writer 
of the Court letter of London," John Taylor, Thomas Williams, 
William Pottle. Signed and sealed by Pauncefote. Dated 26 
May, 23 Elizabeth. 

338. 1581. Quit-claim from John Pauncefote of Haffefilde in 
the county of Gloucester, Richard Pauncefote his son and heir 
apparent, and John Haukyns of Haffefilde, yeoman, of all right in 
the manor of Great Cowhorne alias Cowarne in the county of 
Hereford, and in' all the premises which were the property of the 
said John in Great Cowarne, Stretton, and Egleton, to Charles 
Foxe of Bromfild in the county of Salop, armiger. Signed : John 
Pauncefote, John Haukyns. Witnessed by Arthur Blyncoe, John 
Tillye. Dated 16 October, 24 Elizabeth. 

2 seals, with initials, i gone. 

Memorandum endorsed that this release was delivered to Charles 
Foxe by Arthur Blyncoe and John Haukyns, servants of John 
Pauncefote, 18 October the same year, in the presence of Thomas 
Morrison, Edward Wynton, Edward Lewes, and William Home. 

339. 1581. Draft of a Release from Henry Cassye of Whitfild, 
co. Gloucester, Esquire, to John Haukins of Hassefild, yeoman, 



THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 93 

of the manor of Great Cowhorne or Cowarne, and of all lands in 
Stretton and Egelton lately belonging to John Pauncefote of Has- 
sefilde, Esquire, which Cassye and Haukins held of the gift of Richard 
Pauncefote son and heir apparent of John. There are notes show- 
ing that Cassye did not agree to certain clauses. Dated 25 De- 
cember, 24 Elizabeth. 



340. 1582. Release from Henry Cassye of Whitfild, co. Glou- 
cester, Esquire, at the request of John Pauncefote of Hassefild, 
Esquire, to John Haukyns of Hassefild, yeoman, of all right in the 
manor of Great Cowhorne or Cowarne, etc., to the use of Haukyns. 
Signed and sealed. Witnessed by Richard Pauncefote, John Wolffe, 
Thomas Morris, Richard Bundy, Wm. Jeffes, Charley Hughes, 
W. Mutlowe. Dated 25 January, 24 Elizabeth. 



341. 1582. Release from Thomas Leveson of Wolverhampton, 
co. Stafford, Esquire, and Thomas Graunte of Wallehouse, co. Wor- 
cester, Esquire, at the instance of John Pauncefote of Hassefilde, 
co. Gloucester, Esquire, to Charles Fox of Bromfield, co. Salop, 
Esquire, of all right in the manor of Great Cowhorne otherwise 
Cowarne, co. Hereford, and all lands in Stretton and Egleton, 
which premises were late of the said John Pauncefote. Signed by 
releasers. Delivered to John Haukins, etc., in the presence of John 
Pauncefote, Arthur Blincoe, John Haukins. Dated 13 February, 
24 Elizabeth. 

Fragment of one seal. 

342. 1582. Indenture between John Pauncefote of Haffield in 
the county of Gloucester, Esquire, and Charles Foxe of Bromfield 
in the county of Salop, Esquire, witnessing that John Pauncefote 
stood bound to Charles Foxe in the sum of 1,200; but never- 
theless if he and his heirs allow Charles Fox peaceably to hold 
the manor of Cowhorne, alias Cowarne, alias Cuerne, in the county 
of Hereford, and the lands and tenements in the parish of Cow- 
horne, Stretton, and Egleton in the said county, sold to Charles 
Fox, 28 December last, by John Pauncefote and Richard Paunce- 
fote his son and heir apparent, then the bond shall be void. 



94 



THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 



Witnessed by John Haukins, William Lane, Edward Lewes. Dated 
12 February, 24 Elizabeth. 
Seal gone. 

343. 1582. Bond in 1,200 from John Pauncefote of Hasfelde, 
co. Gloucester, Esquire, to Charles Fox of Bromfelde, co. Salop, 
Esquire. Signed and sealed by John Pauncefote and James Dyer. 
The official seal is also appended. Dated 12 February, 24 Eliz- 
abeth. 

344. 1582. Release from John Pauncefote of Hassefilde, co. 
Gloucester, Esquire, Richard Pauncefote his son and heir apparent, 
and John Haukyns of Hassefilde, yeoman, to Charles Foxe of 
Bromfild, co. Salop, Esquire, of all their right in the manor of Great 
Cowhorne or Cowarne, etc. Signed and sealed by John Pauncefote 
and John Haukyns. Dated 16 October, 24 Elizabeth. 

Delivered to Arthur Blyncoe in the presence of Arthur Blyncoe, 
John Sillye. Delivered by Arthur Blyncoe and John Haukyns, 
servants of John Pauncefote, to Charles Foxe in the presence of 
Thomas Morrice, Edwarde Wynton, Edwarde Lewes, William Lane. 

345. 1582. Bargain and sale from John Pauncefote of Hasse- 
fyld, co. Gloucester, Esquire, Richard Pauncefote his son and heir 
apparent, Henry Cassye of Whytfylde, co. Gloucester, Esquire, and 
John Haukyns of Hassefylde, yeoman, to Charles Foxe of Brome- 
fylde, co. Salop, Esquire, of the manor of Much Cowhorne, Cowarne 
or Cuerne and lands in Stretton and Egleton. Dorothy wife of 
John Pauncefote mentioned. Recites a lease of "the chief messuage 
house and the demaynes thereunto belonging with the site of the 
Mills " from John Pauncefote to Robert Burghill and Elizabeth 
his wife, dated 12 March, 13 Elizabeth (1571), for 61 years at 16 
a year. Also a copy of court Roll to John Rawlynges and Thomas 
Rawlynges his son of a messuage or tenement with lands. Also 
another copy of a cottage or tenement to Thomas Byrryngton 
deceased, Mary his then wife and Elizabeth Cachemaye their 
daughter. Pauncefote covenants to procure certain releases. 
Signed by John Pauncefote, Richard Pauncefote and John Hau- 
kyns. Henry Cassye neither signed nor sealed. Witnessed by 



THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 9$ 

John Wolffe, Charles Hughes, William Jeffes, Thomas Morris, 
Rychard Bundyc, William Muttowe, John Rawlinges, Thomas 
Rawlinges. Dated 28 December, 24 Elizabeth. 
Three seals. 



346. 1630. Indenture between Ralph Goodwyn of Ludlow, 
Esquire, and Sampson Eure of Grayes Inn, Middlesex, Esquire, wit- 
nessing that for the love which Goodwyn bears to Dorothy his wife, 
and for settling a jointure on her, he covenants that he shall stand 
seized of the manor of Much Cowhorne, Cowarne or Cuerne, and 
all other his lands in co. Hereford to the use of himself and the 
said Dorothy, and of his heirs and assigns. Signed by Eure. Wit- 
nessed by Rich. Blayney, Evan Phillips, Edward Edwards, Edward 
Ambler. Dated 28 January, 6 Charles I. 

Seal of Arms. 

347. 1630. Quit claim by Richard Selman of Ludlow to 
Raphe Goodwyn of Ludlow, Esquire, of all right and title to the 
Manor of Cowhorne alias Cowarne alias Cuerne in the county of 
Hereford. Signed : Richard Selman. Witnessed by Samp. Eure, 
James Bayliss, Jo. Normeat, John Millner. Dated 17 March, 
6 Charles I. 

Endorsed: 12 September, 1633. Memorandum that this deed 
was this day shewed to the witnesses on the behalf of Somerset! 
Fox and Ralph Goodwyn defendants at the suit of Charles Fox 
in the presence of Jo. Vaughan, Humfrey Morrice, Fran. Phillips. 

And also : At Ludlow 14 January, 1635. Memorandum that 
this deed was shown to the witnesses examined on behalf of 
Somerset Fox, Esquire, and other defendants at the suit of 
Charles Fox before us the commissioners whose names are sub- 
scribed, Thomas Powis, Fr. Phillipps. 

348. 1630. Indenture between Ralphe Goodwin of Ludlow, 
Esquire, and Summersett Foxe of Gwerngo, co. Montgomery, 
Esquire, witnessing that whereas the said Foxe is bound by recog- 
nisance in the nature of a statute merchant before Adam Acton and 
Henry Pritchard gentlemen, bailiffs of Ludlow, keepers of the greater 
part of the seal ordained for sealing statutes merchant, and Richard 



96 THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 

Mittow, gent., town clerk, keeper of the lesser part of the same 
seal, to the said Goodwin in 2,000. Nevertheless if Foxe perform 
all the covenants in an indenture dated 10 September last between 
him, Sir Walter Longe, Knt, and Charles Thynne, Esquire, of the 
one part and Goodwin of the other part, then the said recognisances 
shall be void. Witnessed by Samp. Eure, Anne Foxe, Edward 
Foxe, Tho. Butts, Jo. Wormeall. Dated 16 November, 6 Charles I. 
Endorsed : The defeazance of the statute of 2,000 from Mr. 
Sum. Foxe. 

349. 1634. License from the Bailiffs Burgesses and Commonalty 
of Ludlow to Charles Langford of Sipton, co. Salop, gent., executor 
of Richard Langford, to assign to Ralph Goodwyn of Ludlowe, 
Esquire, a lease dated 17 June, 13 James I. (1615), by the Bailiff, 
etc., to the said Richard Langford of a tenement and backside in 
Ludlow in a place called Dynham, adjoining a messuage belonging 
to the said Langford. Dated 18 January, 10 Charles I. 

Common Seal of the town of Ludlow. 

350. 1638. License from Rowland Williams, gent., and Charles 
Baldwyn, Esquire, Bailiffs of Ludlow and the Burgesses and Com- 
monalty of the said town to Elizabeth Goodwyn of Stoke Pryor, 
co. Hereford [Worcester], widow and administratrix of Ralph 
Goodwyn, Esquire, to assign to John Newton of Heightley, co. 
Salop, Esquire, the lease of a messuage called the Harpe lying 
in Dynham, within the town of Ludlow, heretofore assigned to 
the said Goodwyn by Charles Langford, gent. Dated 26 April, 
14 Charles I. 

Common seal of Ludlow. 

351. 1646. Marriage settlement between Ralphe Goodwin of 
the towne of Ludlow of the one part and Wallop Brabazon of 
Eaton, co. Hereford, Esquire, and William Dansey of Stoke Prior, 
co. Hereford, gent., of the other part. Goodwin in consideration 
of a marriage shortly to be solemnised between him and Elizabeth, 
daughter of the said Brabazon, grants to Brabazon and Dansey the 
Manor of Cowhorne and all other his lands in the county of Here- 
ford. Dated 21 May, 22 Charles I. 

Livery and seizin given to Dansey 26 August, 1646, in the 
presence of Richard Downe, Stephen Foxe, and Caleb Moore. 



THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 97 

352. 1697. Grant of the Freedom of the borough of Ludlow 
to Samuel Pitt, Armiger. Signed : Philip Cole and Thomas Sabery. 
Dated at Ludlow 12 June, 9 William III. 

Seal, Arms of the borough of Ludlow, in tin box. 

353. 1734. Fine in which Robert Tracy, Esquire, was plaintiff 
and Alice Yate, Joan Goodwyn, widow, Benjamin Miliward, clerk, 
and Anne his wife and William Yate, clerk, were deforciants, of 
lands in Drayton, Shottery, Luddington, Old Stratford, and Strat- 
ford on Avon. 



H 



CHARTERS RELATING TO THORNBURY, 

COLLINGTON, EDWYN RALPH, 

AND BROMYARD. 



354. No date. Grant from Matilda de Hodesbache to John 
son of Roger Mayhel of four sellions of land in the field called 
Hodesbachefield, between the lands of Nicholas de Lye and 
Christina daughter of Roger Mayel, and extending upon the 
King's highway called Mulwaye to the hill called Bromzordes- 
doune, at a yearly rent of one farthing. Witnessed by Simon de 
Wallecrofte, Richard de Colyntone, John Broun de Coctone, John 
Dobyn, Nicholas de Lye. 

355. No date. Grant from Walter Clement to Roger Paris, 
"to acquit him from the Jews" (judaismo) of two acres of land 
upon Bromyard Down, next the land of William de la Were, one 
head extending to the land of Lucy de Clatre and the other to 
the land formerly held by Adam the chaplain of Brochamtun, for 
6s. and a yearly rent of 6d. Witnessed by Hugh lord of Parva 
Frome, Hugh Juvenis, Adam de Hurton, Walter de Frome, William 
Juvenis de Frome, Elias the clerk. 

356. 1296. Release from Edith, relict of John the Young of 
Bromyard, to Stephen son of the late William the Young, of her 
right in all lands and tenements of which the said John her husband 
died seised, except three sellions lying in la Cruftinge of Hodes- 
bach, with her dower, Stephen to deliver to her yearly one horse- 
load of wheat and "trugg" of oats at Michaelmas. Witnessed 
by Richard de Colcumbe, William de Clatere, Reginald le Stodyere, 
William Broun, clerk, Roger the Baker. Dated at Bromyard, 
Friday after the feast of St. David, 24 Edward I. 

357. 1328. Grant from William Godrich of Bromyard to Joan, 
daughter of Thomas Textor, of one messuage with the curtilage 



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between the tenement of Thomas de Gynes and the tenement 
of Godrych in the street of Schurdesford in Bromyard. Witnessed 
by Simon de Wallecroft, John de Cocton, John Dobyn, Hugh the 
tailor, John de Abydon. 

358. 1331. Release from Joan, formerly wife of Henry le 
Aumbler of Lasteton, to William le Taillour of Bromzhord of a 
place of land in the High Street of Bromzhord, between the tene- 
ment of Thomas son of Roger de la Hyde and the tenement of 
John de Pencombe. Witnessed by William Brown, bailiff of 
Bromzord, Simon de Wallecroft, Peter le Mercer, Thomas de 
Gynes, John de Abindon, clerk. Dated at Bromzord. 

359. 1342. Grant in fee from William le Taylur of Bromzerd 
to Joan de Pencoumbe of the same vill of a messuage with curtilage 
which he had of the gift of John le Webbe of Bromzerd, in the 
street of Schordesford, between the tenement of Stephen le Zonge 
and that of the donee. Witnessed by Stephen le Zonge, Robert 
de Longels, John de Cocton, Hugh de Hanelleleye, Hugh the 
Tailor. Dated at Bromzerd on Sunday after the Feast of St. 
Ambrose, 16 Edward III. 

360. 1473. Release from Sir Richard Mortimer, clerk, son of 
John Mortimer of Bromyard, to Willam Cock of the parish of Bock- 
leton and Isabella his wife, of a tenement in the new street called 
Shepe Street, in the borough of Bromyard, between the tenement 
formerly of the said Sir Richard, and now of John Peryn of Wacke- 
ton, and the tenement late of Joan Blounte. Witnessed by Master 
Richard Acton, gentleman, Richard Morley, bailiff of Bromyard, 
Roger Pillow, Roger Stockton, Thomas Boll. 

361. 1482. Power of attorney from John Mortymer, Esquire, 
son and heir of Sir Hugh Mortymer, Knight, to Thomas Pole to 
take possession of all burgages and half-burgages in the borough 
of Bromyard and all lands lying in the fields and lordship there 
now in the hands of John Browne, and which were late of Morgan 
Taillour, of Bromyard deceased. Dated 10 January, 21 Edward IV. 

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100 THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 

362. 1486. Power of attorney from Philip Fyschepole of the 
parish of Bromeyerd, husbandman, to Roger Greene of the parish 
of Penkom, co. Hereford, husbandman, to demand and receive all 
his debts and chattels, and also all his lands and tenements called 
Newbondes lying in Bromyard aforesaid. Dated 4 March, I 
Henry VII. 

363. 1489. Power of attorney from Agnes Smarte of Wytte- 
borne, lately wife of William Vyrnold, junior, of Wacton, to Roger 
Acton of Bokyltone, generosus, and Thomas Poole of Bromyard 
jointly and severally to enter upon one messuage and one nook 
of land lying in Wacton called Wylkyns' lands. Dated 3 July, 
4 Henry VII. 

364. 1491. Release of all actions from John Hall of Hartle- 
bury, John Monhus of Rock, and Alice late wife of Richard 
Monhus, to Thomas Pole of Bromyord. 

365. 1496. Bond in 4.0 from John Hunt, Senior, late of Brom- 
yard, co. Hereford, John Hunt, Junior, late of Wolfurlow, Hereford, 
and Thomas Hunt of Haneburye, Hereford, husbandmen, to Sir 
John Mortymer, Knight, one of the King's Justices of the Peace 
in co. Worcester ; the condition being that William Hunt, late of 
Bromyard " brchour," shall personally appear at Worcester Castle 
before the King's Justices at the next session to make answer to 
whatever may be objected to him on the part of the King. 

17 November, 12 Henry VII. 

366. 1515. Bromyard Borough. At a Hundred Lawday holden 
there on Tuesday the feast of SS. Philip and James, 7 Henry VIII., 
Robert Pyt acknowledged that he held of the lord three quarters 
of one burgage of free land lying in the new street within the 
Borough aforesaid, between the tenement of William Crassewell 
and the tenement of Richard Pery. Thereupon he was admitted, 
paid a fine, and was sworn a free burgess ; and he did fealty. 

367. 1562. Lease from Sir James Croft, Knight, to Francis 
Downe of Lyttell Hyde, co. Hereford, gent, Elizabeth his wife, 
and Thomas Downe their son, of a meadow with the appurtenances 




THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. IOI 

called Longe Medowe, lying in the lordship of Edvyn Rauff, parcel 
of the demesnes of the manor, in the occupation of Richard Cave, 
and also of a tenement and a garden in Bromyard in Croxwall 
Street, between the tenement of Sir James Croft and that of John 
Clerke now in the tenure of Edward Owen, at a yearly rent of 
i6s. 6d. and heriots, and suit to be done at the manor court. Wit- 
nessed by Walter Kerle, gent., Thomas Dickys of Croft, Humfrey 
Taylour, Robert Stubbs, Jane Barowe. Dated 4 January, 5 Eliz- 
abeth. 

Seal of arms, per fesse indented in the ist quarter a lion 
statant. 

368. 1562. Lease from Sir James Croft, Knight, to Thomas 
Deykyn of Edvin Rauf, husbandman, and Elizabeth his wife and 
John his son, of all his lands and pastures and the demesnes called 
the Park or the Park Leasow adjoining a leasow called Julian's 
Orchard in the lordship of Edvine, in consideration of 4 13^. 4</. 
and a yearly rent of 13*. ^d. Signed : Jamys Croft. Dated 24 
December, 5 Elizabeth. 

369. 1567. Lease from Thomas Baskervile of Nethewode, co. 
Hereford, Esquire, to William Pery of Edven Raiffe, husbandman, 
Anne his wife and Thomas their son, of a pasture called the Woode 
Lesowe lying between Edvens Woode and the lands of Harton 
Farm, at a yearly rent of $s. Heriots IQJ. Dated 25 September, 
9 Elizabeth. 

370. 1572. Surrender by Henry Eymons of Bytterley, co. 
Hereford, and Thomas Eymons his brother to Thomas Walwyn 
of Longeward, co. Hereford, gent, their landlord, of certain ground 
in Bytterleye marked out to make a water-mill and mill pond or 
watercourse with the ground between the said pond and the old 
brook there which Henry and Thomas, and Henry's son Thomas 
under age, hold by lease. Witnessed by Phyllyp Richard, John 
Collie, Robart Smethes, Thomas Lythe, John Combe, Richard 
Hunte, John Boyse, Thomas Appowell, John Tylor. Dated 24 Jan- 
uary, 14 Elizabeth. 

Endorsed, " Yeoman's (sic) release." 



IO 2 THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 

371. 15/2. Grant from Thomas Baskervyle of Nethewood to 
William Tompkyns, arm., John Scbourne, gent., and James Wynton 
of all his manors of Nethewood, Stoke Blysse and Edvyn Rafe 
to the uses indicated in a schedule which is annexed. Dated 26 
April, 14 Elizabeth. 

The schedule directs that the property shall be held to the use 
of himself and his heirs, then to Thomas Baskervile of Nethe- 
wood his base son and his heirs, failing whom to his base daughter 
Elynor wife of George Pycharde, gent., and her heirs, failing whom 
to William Goode of Nethcwode, failing whom to the grantor's heirs 
for ever, reserving to himself power to make leases for any period 
of time not exceeding 3 lives. 
Signed T. Baskerville. 
Present at the sealing, 

Anthony Hardwick, gent. Philippe Jones, gent. 

William Nott William Goode 

Richard Trump Philippe Tompkyns 

Raffe Goode Thomas Tompkyns 

William Becham William Wylson 

Humfrey Clark John Smythe 

Hughe Pyrry Margery Wolvely 

John Deykyn William Pyrry 

Thomas Deykyn Roger Olyver 

Humfrey Burford 

being farmers and holders of the lands, manors and tenements 
named in the deed. 

Witnessed by 

Anthony Hardwick, gent. Howell Owyn 

Edward Chcll Richard Goode 

Richard Powell Thomas Slade 

John Holder Roger Wallwynde 

372. 1576. Admission from Edmund Archbishop of Canter- 
bury of John Parkyn, cleric, to the rectory of Colyton with the 
chapel of Edven Loche vacant by the death of William Style, last 
rector there, on the presentation of Thomas Baskervile, Esquire, the 
undoubted patron. Dated on our manor of Lambehith, 9 No- 
vember, 1576. 



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Large oval seal of red wax gone, except a small fragment, on 
which are the letters E . . . SIG. 

373. 1577. Lease from Thomas Baskervill of Netherwood, 
gentleman, base son of Thomas Baskervile of Netherwood, Esquire, 
to Roger Olyver otherwise Olffa of Edvin Ralfe, co. Hereford, 
Elizabeth his wife and Thomas Olyver their son, of closes and 
pastures called the Crist Closes, lying in Edvyn aforesaid lately 
demised to Richard Deykyn. Yearly rent 13^. $d., payable to the 
lessor and his heirs or to Eleanor wife of George Pytchard, gent., 
base daughter of the said Thomas Baskervile, Esquire. Heriots 
13^. 4< Dated 22 June, 19 Elizabeth. 

374. 1577. Lease from Thomas Baskervile of Netherwood, gen- 
tleman, base son of Thomas Baskervile late of Netherwood, Esquire, 
deceased, to Walter Herrington, Joan his wife, and Catherine Bur- 
ford, wife of Humfrey Burford of Edwyn Raffe, of a water-mill and 
millhouse called Heyes Mill in Edvin Ralph, at a yearly rent of 
2os., payable to the lessor and the heirs of his body or to Eleanor 
Pytcharde wife of George Pytchard, gent., base daughter of the said 
Thomas Baskervile deceased and his heirs. Heriots 26s. Sd. Dated 
9 July, 19 Elizabeth. 

375. 1581. Lease from Thomas Baskervile of Nethewood, co. 
Hereford, Esquire, to Edmund Burford of Edvyn Raffe, husbandman, 
Elizabeth his wife and Elizabeth his daughter, of his pastures 
called Jeffreys Meadow, and Rowegrove, and his meadow called 
Newe Poole in the lordship of Edvyn Raffe. Dated 12 January, 
23 Elizabeth. 

376. 1585. Release from James Wynton of Bodenhame, in the 
county of Hereford, gentleman, to Thomas Baskervile of Nethwood, 
Esquire, of all suits and debts which may belong to the former by 
reason of a deafeasance upon a bond made to him by the latter. 
Witnessed by Francis Lovell, Esquire, Francis Downes, gentleman, 
Humfrey Cornwal, Esquire, William Pychard, Anthony Acton, 
gentleman. Dated 16 October, 27 Elizabeth. 

377. 1592. Assignment from Richard Hunt of Tedstone Dela- 
mere to Edward Pytts of Kyer, co. Worcester, of his interest in 



104 THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 

a mill and premises lying in Burterley in the parish of Edwyne 
Raffe, co. Hereford, which mill was built by Richard while he was 
lessee together with Dorothy his wife and Anne his daughter, which 
Anne has since died, of the premises on which the mill was built, 
for certain considerations contained in indentures between the 
parties dated 24 October, 34 Elizabeth. Witnessed by Charles 
Turvile, Richard Chambers, Richard Hunt. Dated I October, 34 
Elizabeth. 

Sea/ with letters R C (or G) and a legend. 

378. 1598. Lease from Thomas Baskerville of Coleparke in 
the parish of Malmesbury, co. Wilts, and John Baskerville of 
Netherwood, co. Hereford, gent., to Thomas Jones of Edwin Loch, 
co. Worcester, gent., in consideration of 170, of all that capital 
messuage now in the tenure of Philip Jones, gent, father of the 
said Thomas Jones, situate in Edwin Loch, except a lease bearing 
date 4 January, 2 & 3 Philip & Mary, between Thomas Baskerville 
of Netherwood, deceased, of one part, and James Jones of Edwin- 
loche and Elinor his wife, and Philip Jones their son, of the other 
part, being a lease for three lives at a rent of 255-. 4^. a year. 
Signed : Thomas Jones. Witnessed by Humphrey Eaton, Hugh 
Miles, John Perkins, Henry Deykins, Humfrey Burson. Dated 
26 April, 40 Elizabeth. 

379. 1599. Lease from Thomas Barrowe of Collington and 
Ursula his wife to Jane, wife of Sir John Perkyns of Collington, and 
Ursula and Elinor Perkyns their natural daughters. In considera- 
tion of 40 and the surrendering of two leases, one lease dated 
22 February, 4 Elizabeth, made by Anthony Barrowe late of Col- 
lyngton, gent., father of Thomas Barrowe, to one Johane Davies 
widow and her assignes of land formerly in the occupation of 
William Richards, father of Johane Davyes ; and the other dated 
20 November, 21 Elizabeth, granted by Anthone Barrowe to Robert 
Perrie of Collyngton for the lives of Jane Ursula and Elinor Perkins. 
Dated 26 March, 41 Elizabeth. 

380. 1599. Bond of John Baskerville of Nethwood and Thomas 
Lowe of Lindridge to repay Edward Pitt 10. Dated 6 Novem ber, 
40 Elizabeth. 



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381. 1608. Fine in which John Smyth and John Deykyus were 
plaintiffs and Richard Smyth and Dorothy his wife deforciants, of 
two messuages and lands in Edvyn JRafe. Michaelmas Term, 
6 James I. Much perished and nearly illegible. 

382. 1608. Fine between Humphrey Salwey, Esquire, and 
William Pateshall plaintiffs, and Thomas liarrowe, gentleman, and 
Ursula his wife, deforciants, of 8 messuages and lands in Colling- 
ton, Edvin, Bromyard, Thornbury, St. Audeon's, alias St. Owen's, 
Mouseley, Bosebury, Ledbury, Weston, Stoke Edith, Ashperton, 
Stretton, Westhide, and Yarkle. Consideration 60 sterling. Dated 
the Octaves of Michaelmas, 6 James I. 

383. 1609. Release from William Smith of Edvin Ralph, son 
of Thomas Smith, clerk, to Richard Smith of Edvin Ralph, yeoman, 
of a messuage in Edvin aforesaid, near to a close or leasow called 
Fishpoole Close. Witnessed by Tho. Winde, John Smythe, William 
Smyth, George .... app. Dated 13 July, 6 James I. 

384. 1611. Lease from Sir Edward Pytt to James Pytt of 
Edwyn Rafe and Dorothy his wife and John and William Pytt his 
sons of a messuage in Edvyn Ralph which was lately granted by 
copy of Court Roll by Sir James Crofte and Thomas Davies, then 
steward of the manor, to John Deykin Joyce, his wife, and John 
their son. Recites that Walter Mason in 1530 granted to John 
Pytt of Stoke Bliss a messuage beneath Garmesley Hill in the 
Pyrry for 99 years, which John Pytt devised to John Pytt his son, 
who bequeathed it to Isabel his wife and then to James his son, 
mentioned above, and the reversion has now fallen to Sir Edward 
Pytt. Signed : William Pytt, James Pytt, Dorothy Pytt, John Pytt. 
2 9 July* 8 James I. 

385. 1611. Indenture between Sir Edward Pitt of Kyre Wyard, 
Knight, and Thomas Smyth parson of Edwyn Ralph, Clerk, Joyce 
his wife, and Robert Phillipps and Maude his wife, whereby Smyth 
devises to Sir Edward his tithe out of Edwyn's wood and also 
the tithe of the Broad meadow, the Long meadow, and the Lord's 
meadow, now in the tenure of Sir Edward Pytt, being parcel of 
his manor of Edwyn Raff, and Sir Edward grants to Joyce Smith 



106 THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 

and Maude Phillips, natural daughter of Smyth, one new tenement 
lately built and a leasowe called Inston's Heath for their lives, at 
a rent of one red rose and 3-r. 4^. twice a year. Witnessed by 
James Pytt, William Childe, William Pitt, William Childe (sic 
twice), 14 August, 8 James. 

386. 1615. Discharge by Richard Leighton of the payment 
by William Leighton of 90, reserved to Thomas Cornewall, 
Thomas Williams, and William Pitcher and Thomas Baskerville 
and John Baskerville his son and heir now deceased, by an inden- 
ture dated 23 April, 44 Elizabeth (1582), being a lease of the Hall 
of Netherwood with 700 acres, more or less, of the demesnes of 
Netherwood, and 100 couple of conies or 3 6s. %d. in lieu of them, 
to William Leighton for go a year and 23^. $d. to the parson 
of Thornbury for the time being in lieu of all manner of tythe. 
Signed: Richard Leighton. Dated 17 July, 13 James of England, 
48 of Scotland. 

387. 1618. Lease from Sir James Pytt of Kyer Wyard to 
Elizabeth Winwood, wife of Edward Winwood, John Winwood and 
Edward Winwood their two eldest sons, of a tenement in Edwyn 
Raphe for 5 a year. 

388- 1618. Copy of Roll of Court of Edwin Ralph, held 
24 September, 16 James I. On paper. The homage were James 
Pytt, Thomas Burrall, George Yeomans, Willi Tyler, John Burvord, 
Richard Smyth, Richard Burvord, Roger Smyth, Thomas Oliver, 
and Humfrey Deakins 1 . 

389. 1619. Lease from Sir James Pytt of Keire Wyard, Knight, 
to Elizabeth Farrington alias Tyler, widow, and Thomas Hillman 
of Thornbury, yeoman, and Dorothy his wife, of the messuage 
known as Poytes Place in the parish of Edwin Raffe now in the 
occupation of Elizabeth Farrington for 100 and a rent of 40s. 
to be paid half-yearly, and a heriot of a beast or 5 6s. %d. at the 
fall of each life. Dated 10 April, 1619. 

390. 1619. Bond in 600 between Thomas Baskerville of 
Netherwood and Sir James Pytt of Kyre Wyard, Knight, the con- 

1 There is also at Kyre Park a modern manuscript copy of the Court Rolls of Edwyn 
Ralph for the years 1416 to 1420. 



THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. IO7 

dition being that Baskerville shall convey to Pytt two copyhold 
messuages with their appurtenances, now or late to the tenure 
of Richard Mason and Joyce his wife, called Little Rowden and 
Collington ; and also all profits belonging to Thomas Baskervill 
out of the manors of Eighe, Edwyn, and Collington. Signed : 
Thomas Baskerville. Witnessed by Thomas Jernyngham, Richard 
Evans, Thomas Holmans. Dated 14 September, 17 James of 
England, 53 of Scotland. 

391. 1619. Lease from Sir James Pytt of Keire Wier, Knight, 
to George Yeomans of Butterlie in the parish of Edvin Raphe, his 
wife Isabel (?) and his son Humphrey Yeomans, of the tenement 
called the Over House, wherein the said George Yeomans dwells, for 
100, and a yearly rent of i 6s. %d. Signed : George Yeomans, 
Humphrey Yeomans, Isabel (?) Yeomans. Witnessed by Richard 
Bray of the Byerches, Bockleton, Thomas Burwall, Anthony Mason 
of Thornbury, Richard ..... Humphrey X Deakin, Roger Grubb. 
Dated 6 January, 1619. 

392. 1619. Indenture between Thomas Baskervile of Neth- 
wood in the county of Hereford, Esquire, of the one part, and Sir 
James Pytt of Kyer Wyard in the county of Worcester, Knight, 
of the other part. Whereas the said Thomas Baskervile by his 
recognisance or statute staple, bearing date the day of these presents, 
acknowledged himself to stand bound to the said Sir James Pytt 
in the sum of 600, now if the said Thomas Baskervile before Lady 
Day next ensuing convey to Sir James Pytt the two copyhold tene- 
ments known as Little Rowden and Collington, together with all 
chief rents and profits arising out of the Manors or Township of 
Eighe, Edwyn, and Collington in the county of Worcester, at the 
cost of Sir James Pytt and his heirs, then the said recognisance shall 
be void. Signed : Tho. Baskervile. Witnessed by Tho. Henenyng- 
ham, Richard Euans, Thomas Helman. Dated 14 September, 
17 James I. 

One seal. 

393. 1620. Bargain and sale from Thomas Baskerville of 
Netherwood and Chrisagon his wife to Edward Reade of Goverhill, 
co. Gloucester, in consideration of 2,750, of the scite of the manor 
of Netherwood with a covenant that Thomas and Chrisagon Basker- 



108 THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 

ville shall levy a fine of the manor of Netherwood and the Advow- 
son of Thornbury. Signed : Thomas Baskerville. Witnessed by 
Arthur Baskerville, Thomas Peix, Charles Leighton, Thomas 
Killingworth. 

394. 1621. Indenture between Edward Reed of Gubberhill, 
co. Gloucester, of the one part, and Sir John Vere of London, Knt., 
Sir George Hollis of London, Knt., and John Reed of London 
of the other part, witnessing that in consideration of 3,150 the 
said Edward Reed hath granted to the said persons the capital 
messuage and site of the Manor of Netherwood, co. Hereford ; 
the lands known as the Park of Netherwood containing about 
800 acres ; a water grist mill now in the tenure of one Walter 
Oliver ; a meadow called Oaken grove in the tenure of Eliz. 
Davies, widow ; and the advowson of the church of Thornbury for 
ever ; in trust nevertheless to pay the proceeds to Sir John Vere 
during his life, and after his death to such person or persons as he 
may appoint by will. Exception from the grant the next presen- 
tation to the Church of Thornbury heretofore made by Edward 
Reed to Richard Reed of Gubberhill, gentleman, his brother. 
Signed : Edward Reed. Witnessed by Daniel Vere, Tho. Malet, 
Willm. Stamiare, Anthony Wilson, Griffith Williams. Dated 4 No- 
vember, 19 James I. 

One seal. 

395. 1621. Confirmation of grant from Thomas Baskerville 
of Netherwood and Grezigon his wife to Edward Reed of Gulberhill, 
co. Gloucester, in consideration of 2,750, of the manor of Nether- 
wood, etc., all houses thereto belonging, the meadow known as 
Oaken grove, and the lands known as the Parks. Signed : Thomas 
Baskervyle. Witnessed by Richard De La Bere, Walter Reed, 
Thomas Cartwright. Dated 15 July, 18 James I. 

Seisin given in the presence of Walter Reede, Richard Kelsham, 
Richard Fowler, Thomas Cartwright, Richard Holloway the elder. 

396. 1621. Declaration by William Layton of Woodcastle, 
co. Radnor, Esquire, and Richard Layton of Marwheele, co. 
Denbigh, Esquire, that they have released all the rights they held 
in the manor house of Nethwood otherwise Nethewod, the demesne 



THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 109 

lands of the park there, to Edward Reade of Goverhill, co. Gloucester, 
Esquire. Signed : W. Leighton. Witnessed by Arthur Turner, 
Richard Ratcliff, John Languishe. Dated 23 August, 1621. 

397. 1621. Fine in which Edward Reed, Esquire, was plaintiff 
and Thomas Baskerville, Esquire, deforciant, of the Manor of Nethe- 
wood and the Park of Nethewood, lands in Nethewood and Thorn- 
bury and the advowson of the Church of Thornbury. Trinity Term, 

1 8 James I. 

Portion of the seal of the Common Pleas. 

398. 1621. Exemplification of a fine in which Edward Reed, 
Esquire, was plaintiff, and Thomas Baskerville and Chrisigon his 
wife, Richard Leighton, Esquire, and Catherine his wife, and William 
Leighton, Esquire, were deforciants, of the Manor of Netherwood, 
lands in Thornbury and the advowson of the church of Thornbury. 
Michaelmas term, 19 James. 

Seal gone. 

Fine deed, much ornamented. 

399. 1621. Lease from Sir James Pytt of Kier Wyard, Knight, 
to Richard Evans of Kier Wyard, gent., Mary his wife, and Thomas 
their son, of the messuage in Edwyn Raffe lately in the occupation 
of John Burford deceased, for 120 and a yearly rent of 20. 
Signed : Richard Evans, Mary Evans, Thomas Evans. Witnessed 
by Robert Ovington (rector of Kyre), Richard Kirbye, Robert Hay, 
James Wynton, Jo. Martin. Dated 30 August, 1621. 

400- 1623. Certificate from Francis, Bishop of Hereford, to 
Richard Parker of his admission to the Rectory of the church of 
Collington vacant by the death of John Perkyns last rector on 
the presentation of James Pitt, Knt. Signed : Fr. Heref. Dated 

19 April, 21 James I. 
Seal gone. 

401. 1629. Lease from Sir James Pitts of Kier Wyard, Knight, 
to James Shepheard son of Thomas Shepheard of Mibury, co. Salop, 
yeoman, deceased, and Richard and John Counley of Islington, 
co. Middlesex, of all that messuage in Bromyard and Edwyn Rafe, 



1 10 THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 

lately occupied by Joyce Bennett and Richard Smith, containing 
about 14 acres, at a yearly rent of 2os. Signed : Richard Counley, 
John X Counley. Witnessed by James Pitt, John Sparry, Edward 
Pytts. Dated 17 June, 5 Charles. 

402. 1630. Bond from Thomas Wynde of Bromyard and others 
to Sir James Pytt of Kier Wyard, Knight, in 100. Dated 25 Oc- 
tober, 1630. 

Very nearly illegible. 

403. 1635. Lease from Sir James Pytts of Kiere Wyard, Knight, 
to Henry Pyvinch of Kiere Batch co. Hereford, yeoman, Izolt his 
wife and William their son of a Water Mill and Mill house called 
Hayes Mill situated in Edwin Raph now occupied by Anna Burford 
widow. Signed : Henry Pyvinch, Izolt X jPyvinch, William Py- 
vinch. Witnessed by William Gamon, Richard Mason, James 
Watkins. In consideration of 20, SOJ. a year of a heriot on the 
death of each tenant. Dated April I, 3 Charles I. 

404. 1638. Lease from Sir James Pytt of Kyer Wyard, Knight, 
to Richard Pirrye the elder of Edwin Raphe, yeoman, Richard 
Pirrye the younger and Mary his wife, of the messuage in which 
Pyrrye now dwells, in consideration of 6 and his yielding up a 
copy of Court Roll made between Thomas Baskevyle, Esquire, and 
William Perrye and Anne his wife and Richard their son bearing 
date 1580. Witnessed by Edward Pytt, Richard Evans, John 
Winton. Dated 2 February, 1638. 

405. 1641. Lease from Edward Pytt of Kyer Wyard, Esquire, 
to John Holland of Edwin Rafe, Milner, and Jone his wife, of 
a corn mill with the appurtenances situated in Butterley in the 
parish of Edwyn Rafe for a payment of 10 and a rent of 2os. 
a year. Witnessed by Edward Buxton, William Poole, John Wyn- 
ton. Dated 15 May, 17 Charles I. 

406. 1642. Certificate from George, Bishop of Hereford, that 
Richard Wood subscribed to three articles in the 3Cth Chapter 
of the Ecclesiastical Canons before his admission to the Rectory 
of Collington. Signed : Geo. Hereford. Dated 19 July, 1642, of 
our translation the 7th year. 



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Seal of the Bishopric, broken. On the reverse the arms of 
the Bishopric impaling three crescents, on a canton a mullet. 

Endorsed in Latin as follows : Exhibited at the primary Visita- 
tion of Herbert, Bishop of Hereford, at Hereford 6 November, 
1662 ; signed : William Lawrence Registrar ; and again at the 
triennial visitation of the same bishop 19 September, 1665 ; signed : 
Jo. Staverton Registrar. 

407. 1642. Admission from George Bishop of Hereford of 
Richard Wood to the rectory of the parish church of Collington, 
vacant by the resignation of Thomas Potter last incumbent, on 
the presentation of Edward Pitt, esquire, patron of the said church. 
Dated 19 July, 1642. 

Sealed with the Episcopal seal of the diocese of Hereford. 

408. 1642. Lease from Edward Pytts of Kier Wyard, Esquire, 
to William Bruton of Edwyn Rafe, yeoman, of the Lower House 
situate in Edwyn Rafe parish, now in the occupation of George 
Drykins, for a payment of 20 and 40*. a year. Witnessed by 
Edward Buxton, John Winton, John Morris. Dated i June, 16 
Charles I. 



409. 1645. Lease from Edward Pitt of Kier Wyard to Richard 
Hailes of Wick, co. Salop, gent, of a tenement in Edwyn Rafe 
for 80 years for 40?. a year. Witnessed by Richard Evans, Richard 
Hailes, junior, Thomas Evans. Dated 20 August, 20 Charles I. 

410. 1647. Lease from Edward Pytt of Kyer Wyard to William 
Poole of Bromyard, in consideration of the true and faithful service 
done and performed unto the said Edward Pytt by the said William 
Poole, of all that messuage in Collington now in the tenure of Isaac 
Houcke, after Houcke's death, at a rent of 205. a year, on condition 
also that Poole shall not wear the livery of any person but Edward 
Pytt (His Majesty's livery excepted), shall attend a summons at 
the Manor Courts of Collington, and shall allow Pytt and all others 
that Pytt authorises to hunt and hawk over the land let to him. 
Signed : William Poole. Dated 20 November, 23 Charles I. 



112 THE KYRR PARK CHARTERS. 

411. 1649. Lease from Edward Pytt of Kyer Wyard, Esquire, 
to Thomas Burwall of Butterley in the parish of Edwin Rafe, 
Katherine his wife, and Edward their son and Jane Steward (by 
the guidance of God) his wife for 100 marks and the surrender 
of a lease dated II James (1614) of the farm of Butterley and the 
Mearc meadow in the parish of Edwyn Rafe at an annual rent 
of ,22. Signed: Edward Pytts, Edward Buswall. Witnessed by 
Edward Pennell, Mathew Barrow, John Waldron, George Yeoman. 
Dated 8 October, " according to the computation of the Church 
of England 1649." 

412. 1651. Surrender from John Smyth the elder of Bridden- 
bury, co. Hereford, yeoman, Mary his wife and John Smyth the 
younger and Margery Smyth, son and daughter of John and Mary 
Smyth, to Edward Pytts of Kyre Wyard, co. Worcester, arm., of 
a messuage called the Brickhouse sometime in the occupation of 
John Perry in Edwin Raphe, leased to them 19 March, 1849. 
Witnessed by Thomas Eaton, Humfrey Elkins, George Yeoman, 
John Woodyatt. Dated 17 April, 1651. 

Four seals. 

413. 1651. Lease from Edward Pytts to John Smyth the 
younger of Briddenbury, yeoman, in consideration of the above 
surrender, j and a couple of good capons each year for 99 years, 
of the messuage in Edwyn Rafe formerly occupied by Philip 
Perrins, and .called the Brickhouse. Signed : John Smith. Wit- 
nessed by Tho. Eaton, John Woodyatt, George Yeomans. Dated 
13 April, 1651. 

414. 1653. Lease from Edward Pytts to William Turberville, 
Martha his wife and John their son, for 200 and a rent of 40^., 
of Lower Horton in Edwyn Rafe, wherein Richard Mason dwelt. 
Signed : William X Turberville. Witnessed by Edward Burwall, 
George Yeomans, John Osland. Dated 2 June, 1653. 

415. 1653. Lease from Edward Pytts to Edward Burwall of 
Butterley in the parish of Edwyn Rafe, Jane his wife and Thomas 
their son, for 100 and a yearly rent of 2, of Butterley farm and 



THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 113 

Meare meadow. Signed : Edward Burwall, Jane Burwall. Wit- 
nessed by Edward Burwall, George Yeomans, John Osland. Dated 
31 May, 1653. 

416. 1655. Lease from Edward Pytts to Roger Yeomans of 
Butterley in the parish of Edwyn Rafe, yeoman, and Ales his wife, 
of the farm known as the Over House, formerly occupied by the 
mother of Yeomans and now by his brother Thomas, for 250 and 
a yearly rent of 26s. Signed : Roger Yeomans. Witnessed by 
Matt. Barrow, John Sefton, Rich. X Taylor, John X Lane, Thomas 
Evans. Dated 14 April, 1655. 

417. 1655. Lease from Edward Pytts to Philip Barrett of 
Collington, yeoman, for 20 and a rent of 2 ly. ^d. a year, of 
Russell's Croft, 8 ridges at Woodlye, 8 ridges in Small Meadow, 
two acres in the Hoare Stone field, also land in Mill Croft, Man 
Meadow, Lord's Close, Rowy Grove, and the Pike, all in Col- 
lington, and in the occupation of Joyce Barrett, widow. Signed : 
Phillip Barrett. Dated 22 November, 1655. 

418. 1656. Lease from Edward Pytts of Kyre Wyard to Eliz- 
abeth Wilkes, wife of William Wilks of Bromyard, of the cottage 
now in the occupation of Katharine Perkins, spinster, at a rent 
of i a year for 99 years if she shall so long live ; and also the 
lands adjoining in Colliford's field in Collington. She may take 
houseboote, hedgeboote, ploughboote, fireboote, and wainboote. 
Dated 9 September, 1656. 

419. 1657. Lease from Edward Pytts of Kyer Wyard, Esquire, 
to Richard Perry of Edwin Raphe, yeoman, Mary his wife, and 
John their son, of the tenement in Edwyn Rafe they now occupy, 
in consideration of .14, and yielding up a lease made between Sir 
James Pytts and Richard the elder in 1638. Signed John Perry. 
Witnessed by Thomas Smyth, John Sefton, Thomas Evans. Dated 
1 8 November, 1657. 

420. 1658. Fine in which Edward Pytts, Esquire, was plaintiff, 
and Awbrey Devere, Earl of Oxford, Lord Bulbeck, Samford, and 
Badlesmere, and Anne Countess of Oxford his wife were deforciants, 

I 



114 THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 

of the site of the manor of Nethwood, Netherwood or Netwood, 
the park of Netherwood, and lands, water-mill, etc., in Nethwood, 
and Thornbury and the advowson of the Church of Thornbury. 
Hilary Term, 1658. 

421. 1658. Lease from Edward Pytts of Kyer Wyard to 
Roger Yeomans of Butterley in Edvin Raphe, Alice his wife, and 
Humphrey their son, for their three lives for ^250 and a rent of 
1 6s. 8d., of the Over House in Edwin Raphe, now in the occu- 
pation of the said Roger. Signed : Roger Yeomans. Dated 20 
November, 1658. 

422. 1659. Lease from Edward Pytts, to Edward Burwall and 
Roger Yeomans of the same parish, of the farm at Butterley for 60 
and 4 a year. Dated 19 January, 1659. 

423. 1659. Common Recovery in which Sir John Holland, gent., 
was plaintiff, and Edward Pytt, Esquire, defendant, the Earl of 
Oxford being called to defend the title, of the Manor of Netherwood 
and the appurtenances, the park, one messuage, one water mill, 
three dove houses, eight gardens, 300 acres of land, 50 acres of 
meadow, 700 acres of pasture and 50 acres of wood in Netherwood 
and Thornbury and the Advowson of Thornbury. Dated 4 May, 
1659. 

Seal of Richard Cromwell ; obverse, the House of Commons in 
session, reverse, Maps of England and of Ireland. 
Fine deed, much ornamented at the top. 

424. 1659. Indenture tripartite between Awbrey de Vere, Earl 
of Oxford, Lord Bulbeck, Samford and Badlesmere and Anne 
Countess of Oxford of the first part, Edward Pytt of Kyre Wyard, 
co. Worcester, Esquire, of the second part, and John Holland of 
Newe, co. Middlesex, junior, gent., of the third part. Agreement 
on the part of the earl and his wife, in consideration of ^2,374, to 
levy before the Justices of the Common Bench at Westminster a fine 
" sur cognizance de droit " with proclamations according to the 
statute in that case made and provided, of the Manor of Nether- 
wood co. Hereford. And it shall be lawful to John Holland before 
the end of Michaelmas next to bring a writ of entry sur disseisin 



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against Edward Pytt and his heirs, to which Pytt shall appear 
and vouch to warranty the Earl of Oxford, whereby a good and 
perfect common recovery may be had. Signed : Oxford ; Anne 
Oxford. Witnessed by Fran. Atkinson, Fab. Phillips, Selv. Petty. 
Dated 31 March, 1659. 

425. 1661. Indenture between Matthew Barrow of Collington, 
co. Hereford, gent, and Thomas Evans of Edwine Raphe, co. 
Hereford, gent., of the one part, and Edward Pytt of Kyre Wyard, 
co. Worcester, Esquire. Recites an indenture dated 31 March, 1569, 
whereby Fabian Phillipps of the Middle Temple, Esquire, Francis 
Atkinson of Ludyranes co. Middlesex, gent., John George of 
Hornsey, gent., and Henry Glemham, of Highgate, co. Middlesex, 
granted to the said Barrow and Evans the estate of Netherwood, 
and witnesses that Barrow and Evans claim no right in the 
premises, and stand ready to grant them to such person as shall 
be appointed by Edward Pytt. Witnessed by John Sefton (?), 
Samuel Evans, Richard Barrow. Dated 12 January, 1661. 

426. 1662. Lease from Edward Pytts of Kyer Wyard to 
Henry Pyvinch of Edvine Raphe, yeoman, and Jane his daughter, 
for 4 and a yearly rent of $os., of Hayes Mill in Edvine Raphe, 
for 99 years, beginning from the several deaths of the said Henry, 
Izotta his wife, and William their son. Signed : Henry Pyvinch, 
Jane X Pyvinch. Dated 28 February, 1662. 

427. 1663. Lease from Edward Pytts to Edward Burwall of 
Butterley, yeoman, Henry Mace the elder of Wacton, yeoman, 
Joyce Smyth wife of John Smyth the elder of Edwyn Rafe, Joan 
Holland wife of John Holland of Edwyn Rafe, miller, and Henry 
Mace the younger, for jo and a yearly rent of 4, of Edwyn's 
Batch, the Garland, the Heath, Black Fen, and 1 5^ acres of land. 
Signed : Ed. Pytts. Witnessed by Eliz. Yarnold, Thomas Evans, 
Anne Yarnold. Dated 16 June, 15 Charles II. 

428. 1664. Lease from Edward Pytts to Philip Barrett of 
Collington, in consideration of delivering up a former lease, of 
Russell Croft, Wood Lye, and land in Small meadow, Hoarstone 

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Il6 THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 

meadow, and the Lord's Close, for 99 years, if the said Philip, Anne 
his wife, and Thomas his son shall so long live, for 2 iy. $d. 
a year. Signed: Edward Pytts. Dated 2 July, 16 Charles II. 
There is also a counterpart of this lease. 

429. 1669. Indenture between Thomas Foley of Witley, in 
the county of Worcester, and Edward Pytts of Kyer Wyard, re- 
citing a lease, dated 28 April last, from Pytts and Elizabeth his 
wife to Foley, of Edwyn Wood, containing 140 acres with all the 
trees, Oaks, Ash, Beech, Birch, and Maple, about 4,300 in number, 
with liberty to cut down and carry away for his own use all trees 
that are timber, and to make sawpits, for 32 years from 24 June 
next, paying at the house of the said Pytts of Kyer, for the first year 
one peppercorn, for the next 30 years 120 a year, and for the last 
year one rose flower. Now for securing these payments, Thomas 
Foley demises to Pytts Prickley House, the New Twynings, and 
Poston close, all in the parish of Martley, in the county of Wor- 
cester. Signed: Thomas Foley. Dated 18 May, 1669. 

430. 1671. Lease from Edward Pytts to William Houlder of 
Collington, yeoman, of the Lord's Acre, bounded on the east by 
land of Francis Potter, on the south and west by land now occupied 
by William Houlder, and on the north by the highway leading 
from Bromyard to Tenbury, for 99 years, if Richard, Edward, and 
Matthew, three of the sons of the said William, should so long live, 
for 15$. a year. Dated 30 January, 23 Charles II. 

431. 1673. Lease from Pytts to Richard Cooke of High 
Edvyn, tailor, and Mary his wife, for 168 and 20^. a year, of 
a tenement in the occupation of Hugh Baylis in Edwyn Rafe. 
Signed : Richard Cooke. Witnessed by Geo. Hereford, John 
Bolton, Rob. Lane. Dated n April, 26 Charles II. 

432. 1674. Lease from Edward Pytts to John Perry the elder 
and John Perry the younger, Matthew and Jane his children, all 
of Collington, of the meadow known by the name of the Old 
Mills, for 81, $s. a year, and a couple of capons at Christmas. 
Signed with marks. Dated 13 February, 1674. 



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433. 1674. Assignment by John Smith, yeoman, of the benefits 
of a lease, dated 16 April, 1674, made between James Pytts and 
the said John, of the Brickhouse and Perrins tenements in Edwin 
Ralph, to Susan his wife and Mary their daughter, after his decease. 
Dated 20 April, 26 Charles II. 

434. 1674. Lease from James Pytts of Kyre Wyard, Esquire, 
to John Smyth of Edwyn Ralph, yeoman, of the Brick House 
and Perrins Land, paying 26s. 8rf. for the Brick House and ,7 
for Perrins Land. Signed : John Smyth. Witnessed by Charles 
Wyer, Richard Solly, John Burwall, Phi. Barton. Dated 20 April, 
26 Charles II. 

435. 1674. Lease from James Pytts of Kyer Wyard, Esquire, 
to John Perry of Edwyn Raph, reciting that Edward Pytts, father 
of James, leased to Thomas Holloway and Richard Holloway of 
Stoke Bliss in trust for John Perry and Elizabeth his wife, the 
Wood Leasow and a tenement lying between Edwyn Wood and 
a farm called Horton at a yearly rent of 2os., which premises 
Pytts now leases to Perry. Signed : John Perry. Witnessed by 
Tho. Evans, Joh. Bolton, Rob. Lane. Dated 21 June, 26 Charles II. 

436- 1675. Lease from James Pytts of Kyer Wyard to Henry 
Smyth of Edwin Loach, yeoman, Joane his wife, and Sarah daughter 
of John Mathew the younger of Stoke Bliss, spinster, for ,30 and 
2s. a year, of nine acres of land in Collington for their three 
natural lives. 

437. 1676. Lease from James Pytts to Henry Dolphin of 
Collington, yeoman, Melissa his wife, and Anne their daughter, for 
66 and i a year, of Rowbery tenement previously belonging 
to the farm of Collington. Dated 30 January, 28 Charles II. 

438. 1677. Lease from James Pytts to John Smyth of Edwin 
Ralph, in consideration of the surrender of a lease from Pytts to 
Smyth, Susan his late wife, and Mary their daughter, of the same 
property to Smyth and his wife Elizabeth for 99 years at a rent 
of 26s. 8d Dated 2 April, 29 Charles II. 



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439. 1678. Lease from James Pytts to Thomas Smith of 
Collington for 240 and 3 a year of the farm of Collington and 
other lands for the lives of himself, his now wife Mary, and Mary 
wife of James Lingen of Kyre Parva. Dated 16 April, 30 
Charles II. 

440. 1679. Lease from James Pytts of Kyer Wyard to John 
Holland of Butterley, Miller, Jane his wife and Henry their son, 
of Walle Towne Mill for 30 and 2os. a year. Signed : John 
Holland. Witnessed by Sam Evans, Phil. Barton. Dated 28 
February, 31 Charles II. 

441. 1679. Lease from James Pytts to Thomas Burwall of 
Butterley, yeoman Anne his wife and Edward their son, of the farm 
of Butterley and the Meene meadow for 100 and a yearly rent 
of 22, 2 couple of good hens at Shrovetide, 6 young geese at 
the feast of St. John the Baptist and i couple of good capons at 
the feast of our blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, to be paid 
at the manor house of the said James Pytts of Kyer Wyard. Dated 
8 February, 31 Charles II. 



442. 1682. Lease from James Pytts to Anthony Rowdon of 
Rowdon in the parish of Bromyard, Esquire, and George Evans son 
of Thomas Evans of Thornbury clerk, of the tenement he now 
occupies, the Round Pool and the Church Pool for 99 years in 
consideration of his delivering up a lease dated 1678, 90, and 40^. 
a year. Signed : George Evans. Witnessed by Rich. Powell, Job 
Cowper, Thomas Weston. Dated 13 March, 35 Charles II. 

443. 1683. Lease from James Pytts to John Smith of Edwin 
Ralph, in consideration of the surrender of a lease dated 2 April, 
29 Charles II. (1677), for 99 years, of the Upper lands in the parish 
of Collington, which formerly belonged to the farm of Collington 
where Matthew Barrow, gent, deceased, lived, and also the Ox 
Leasow, the Cow Leasow and the hop-yard therein, Fernybatch 
field, West meadow, and Beare meadow, for 99 years at 40J. a year. 
Dated i May, 35 Charles II. 



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444. 1683. Lease from James Pytts to Philip Barrett, Anne 
Barrett, and Thomas Barrett, of a messuage called the Norgates 
for 90 and 2Os. a. year, and a couple of fat hens at Shrovetide. 
Dated 23 August, 35 Charles II. 

445. 1684. Lease from James Pitts of Kyre to George Evans 
of Edwyn Ralph and Elizabeth his wife of two pools called Round 
Pool and Church Pool, and a messuage and tenement in the oc- 
cupation of Thomas Evans of Thornbury, clerk, and Mary his 
wife, after the decease of Thomas, in consideration of the surrender 
of a lease made between James Pytt, Anthony Rowdon of Rowdon, 
Esquire, and George Evans, and a yearly rent of 40^. Signed : 
George Evans, Elizabeth Evans. Witnessed by Phil. Barton, Phi. 
Evans, Willi. X Turble. Dated 29 May, 1684. 

446. 1684. Lease from James Pytts to John Hall of the Court, 
in the parish of Edvin Raphe, comb maker, and Elizabeth Which- 
cote of Edvin Rafe, of the house in which he dwells at a yearly 
rent of i6s. &d., in consideration of the surrender of a lease dated 
22 February, 1678. Witnessed by George Mazy, Phil. Barrow. 

447. 1691. Lease from Samuel Pytts of Kyre Wyard to John 
Hall of Edwyn Ralphe of the lord's meadows in Edwyn Ralphe, 
for 10 a year for 21 years. Signed: John Hall. Witnessed by 
Tho. Yapp and Phi. Barton. Dated 5 March, 1691. 

Memorandum endorsed, dated 4 September, 1697, saying that 
John Hall had broken up part of the meadow land and converted 
it into hop-ground without the consent of Samuel Pytts, and there- 
fore agreed to pay an additional 4. a year. 

Seal of arms, three boar's heads. 

448. 1691. Lease from Francis Rawlins, gent., of the City of 
London, to John Perry of Collington, yeoman, and his three sons, 
John, James, and Francis, of the cottage called the Ball Hill in 
Collington, for 18 and a rent of IQJ. a year. Signed : John X 
Perry. Dated 5 January, 3 William and Mary. 

449. 1692. Indenture between Alice Yeomans of Butterley in 
Edwin Ralph, widow, Humphrey Yeomans of Butterley, her son, 



120 THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 

and Samuel Pyttes of Kyar Wyard, reciting that Edward Pytts 
leased on 20 November, 1658, to Roger Yeomans, deceased, Alice 
Yeomans his wife, and Humphrey their son, the Over House 
in Edvin Ralph during their three natural lives, at a rent of 
26s. 8d. a year and the best beast by way of heriot at the fall of 
each life, and witnessing that for .100 the said Alice and Humphrey 
have delivered up the said lease and assigned to the said Samuel 
Pytts the aforesaid Over House for a rent of one peppercorn every 
Christmas. Dated 13 April, 4 William and Mary. 

450. 1698. Lease from Samuel Pytts to William Norman of 
Pye Corner in Collington, yeoman, of the house he lives in with 
the fields and hop-grounds adjoining, known by the name of the 
Halfepenny Plecks, containing 6 acres, with other lands, for 21 
years, at 8 a year. Dated i April, 10 William III. 



CHARTERS RELATING TO IVINGTON, 

LEOMINSTER, LEINTWARDINE, 

AND WIGMORE. 

451. No date. Grant in fee from Andrew de Gramanton to 
Geoffrey, son of Robert, son of Thomas le Rede, of one acre of his 
land in the field of Gramanton, between his land and the land of 
Matilda, relict of Hugh Rondul, and stretching from the land which 
was Robert Haleward's to the road called Bechamwey, by a rent 
of one silver penny a year at the feast of Michael. Witnessed 
by Richard de Stocton, Richard de Paolnshale, Robert de Bronl, 
Ralph de Hamenasse, William Clericus. 

Seal, fragment of green wax, with part of the legend, FILIO, 
very clear. 

452. 1310. Grant in fee from Thomas Canton of Aysshe to 
Simon Pyre of the same and Sibilia his wife of one acre of land 
in the fee of Aysshe, lying in Smythedene, between the lands of 
the said Simon and of Geoffrey the shoemaker. Witnessed by 
Richard Devile, Adam de la Feme, Nicholas le Blak, William 
Coterel de Weston, Hugh de Boraston, clerk. Dated at Aysshe, 
Sunday the eve of St Milburga, 3 Edward II. 

Portion of a seal of green wax. 

453. 1360. Grant in fee from John de Brugge to William le 
Marscal of Leom[inster] of one acre of land in Hamenassche, which 
lies in a field called Cattesbrayn at Aylmeres dych, between the 
lands of Walter Aut (?) and Agnes Andrew, and stretching from 
the donor's land to the highway leading from Hamenasche to 
Whyle, to hold by the services due to the lord of the fee. Wit- 
nessed by John de Penebrugge, Knight, John Hakelut, Roger 
Berde, William de Henor, Hugh Armyet. Dated Sunday after 
St. Barnabas, 34 Edward III. 

Seal. The Virgin and Child, within a legend. 



122 THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 

454. 1431. Grant from Thomas Brugge of Leomynster to 
Philip Lingeyne, John Burgoyne of Henor, Richard Palmer, and 
Stephen Grene of Bache, of two acres of arable land lying in the 
fields of Cattysbrayne, between the lands of John Bokynhull and 
Richard Palmer on one side, and of John Vawhan and John 
Bokynhull on the other side, to hold of the capital lord of the 
fee by the services due. Witnessed by Richard Haleward, William 
Gardener, John Comber of Eton. Dated at Hamenasche, Monday 
next before the Feast of St. Bartholomew the Apostle, 10 Henry VI. 

455. 1434. Grant from Roger Hugyns and Catrina his wife 
to John their son and Alice his wife all their lands and tenements 
in Leynthale Starkers, Aston, and Elyton, to hold for the term of 
the natural lives of the donors of the capital lord of the fee and after 
their decease to Richard their son and the heirs of his body. But 
if it should happen that Richard should receive the sacerdotal order 
or die without issue, then the premises are to remain to John Hugyns 
their son and Alice his wife, and the heirs of their bodies lawfully 
begotten ; failing whom to their son Thomas and his legitimate 
heirs, failing whom to the right heirs of Roger Hugyns for ever. 
Dated at Leynthale Starkers, Tuesday in the Feast of St. Nicholas 
the Bishop, 13 Henry 6. 

456. 1467. Grant from John Hyggyns of Trupulton and Alice 
his wife to Richard Hyggyns his son and Joan his wife of all their 
lands and tenements in Walford within the Lordship of Wygge- 
moreslond ; in Leyntall Sterks within the said Lordship ; and in 
Aston within the said Lordship ; and in the fee of Elton in the said 
Lordship. Also all his lands and tenements within the fee of 
Orleton in the county of Hereford and Wyggemoreslond ; to hold 
to the said Richard and Joan his wife and the heirs of their body 
lawfully begotten of the capital lord of the fee, whom failing the 
premises aforesaid shall revert to the right heirs of John Hyggyns. 
Witnessed by John Harley, armiger, Richard Marlow, William 
Tomkys, and others. Dated at Tripulton (day omitted) February, 
5 Edward 4. 

Two seals. 

457. 1553. Indenture between William Proctor citizen and 
goldsmith of London of the one part, and Sir Henry Jernyngham 



THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 123 

vice-chamberlain to the Queen's Highness's household, and captain 
of her grace's guard, and lady Frances his wife of the other part, 
being a demise from Proctor to Sir Henry and Lady Frances of the 
scite (sic) of the manor of Ivington, co. Hereford. Dated 10 March, 
I and 2 Philip and Mary. 

458. 1555. Indenture between Sir Henry Jerningham, Knt, and 
James Warncombe of Ivington co. Hereford. Whereas King Ed- 
ward VI. by letters patent in 1549, dated July 13, 3 Edward VI., 
demised to Warncombe the manor of Ivington with the tithes, it 
is now agreed that Warncombe shall assign the abqye to William 
Proctor and that Proctor shall assign to Jerningham and his 
wife Frances. Dated 6 March, i and 2 Philip and Mary. 

459- 1571. Exemplification of a recovery, dated Michaelmas 
12 and 13 Elizabeth, between Anthony Viscount Montague, Sir 
William Cordell, Sir Christopher Heydon, Sir Thomas Cornwallis, 
and Leonard Dacre, against Sir Henry Jerningham of the Manor 
of Ivington and lands and tithes in Ivington, co. Hereford. Sealed 
21 November, 13 Elizabeth. 



460. 1590. Indenture between Edward Pytt of Kyer and 
Henry Jernegan of Coffey, co. Norfolk. Edward Pytt stands bound 
by a statute of the Staple bearing date with this to Henry Jernegan 
in the sum of 1,200, but if 600 is paid before 2 February next 
at Pytt's dwelling house at Kyer the recognisance shall be void. 
Witnessed by Thomas Rogers, W. Godfrey, Richard Green, Scriv- 
ener, Richard Chamber, Thomas Meast. Dated last day of May, 
32 Elizabeth. 

Seal, the arms of Jerningham. 

461. 1590. Similar deed securing 500 to be paid by Pytt 
to Jernagan on June 24, 1592, on the fontstone of the church 
called Temple Church in Flete street, London, in which case the 
recognisance was to be void. Witnesses as before. Dated last day 
of May, 32 Elizabeth. 

Seal, as on previous deed. 



124 TIIE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 

462. 1590. Similar deed securing the payment of 300 on 
2nd February, 1591, on the font stone of the Temple Church in 
Fleet Street. Same witnesses. Dated 31 May, 32 Elizabeth. 

Seal, as on previous deeds. 

These three deeds with the bonds under the statutes staple 
referred to in them, all dated last day of May, 32 Elizabeth, are 
joined together 1 . 

463. 1590. Exemplification of a fine passed in Easter term 
32 Elizabeth, 1590, between Edward Pytt, armiger, plaintiff, and 
Henry Jernagan alias Jerningham, armiger, deforciant, of the 
Manor of Ivington and lands and tenements therein, which defor- 
ciant released to plaintiff for ^"400. Sealed 6 May, 32 Elizabeth. 

464. 1599. Grant by Edward Pytt and James Pytt his son 
and heir, in consideration of a marriage of James with Maria, 
daughter of Arthur Heveningham of Kettrington, in the county 
of Norfolk, of the Manor of Ivington, in the county of Hereford, 
Ivington's Mill, and lands in the parishes of Ivington, Brereley, 
Purbyn, Warton, Stagbach, Leominster, Cholstrey, in the county of 
Hereford, to be held by Arthur Heveningham and Thomas Wilforde, 
Knights ; after the death of Edward Pytt the premises to go to the 
use of James and Maria and their heirs male. Signed : Edward 
Pytt. Witnessed by Jno. Somesett (?), Joh. Numan, George 
Parkyns, T. Empston ; Ric. Greene, Ric. Wotton. Dated 8 June, 
41 Elizabeth. 

Seal, Pytts' arms and quarterings. 

Endorsed by Edward Pytts, " My daughter Pytte's jointure." 

465. 1599. A feofment by Edward Pytts, being the marriage 
settlement of Sir James Pytt. On the proposed marriage of his 
son and heir James Pytts and Mary Heveningham, daughter of Sir 
Arthur Heveningham of Ketteringham, Norfolk, Knight, and for 
making a jointure he grants to Sir Arthur Heveningham and Sir 
Thomas Wilforde of Iledinge, in Kent, Knight, the scite of the 
Manor of Ivington in Herefordshire and lands in Breerley, Turbin, 
Warton, Stagbache, Leominster, and Cholstrey in the county of 

1 These deeds no doubt represent the purchase money for Ivington paid to Jerninyham. 



THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 125 

Hereford. Signed : Arthur Hveningham, T. Wilford. Dated 8th 
June, 1599, 41 Elizabeth. 

Two seals, i. Arms of Heveningham, indistinct; 2. Arms of Wil- 
ford, Gules, a chevron engrailed between three leopard's heads or ; 
quartering Cornens, argent, a chevron gules between three horns sable. 

466. 1605. Roll of the Court Baron of John Vaughan for the 
manor of Kinnersley, held 14 February, 2 James I. One skin. 

467. 1618. Fine in which Robert Brooke, gent., was plaintiff, 
and Walter Hill and Christabella his wife were deforciants, of one 
messuage, one toft, and half a virgate of land in Astley, which 
the said Brooke held of the gift of the said Walter and Christa- 
bella for the sum of 41 sterling. Dated 15 James I. 

468. 1628. Receipt from Anthony Rous, Clerk of the Pipe, 
to William Higgins, gent., collector, for 64 I2s. 8d. the proceeds 
of the third of five lay subsidies granted to the King in the third 
year of his reign, in the Hundred of Wigmore in the County of 
Hereford, paid 18 November, 4 Charles I., less 32.?., expenses of 
collection certified by the oaths of the Commissioners and sub- 
collectors at the rate of 2d. in the pound (sic). Dated 18 No- 
vember, 4 Charles I. 

469. 1630. Receipt from Thomas Tooke, Auditor of the Court 
of Wards and Liveries, to Milo Fleetwood, Knight, Receiver 
General of the Court, for 40 (written vl instead of xl) received 
in two payments, one dated 13 May, 6 Charles I. and the other 
1 1 February in the same year, from Jeremiah Powell, gent., farmer, 
of a capital messuage in Ashley [Astley ?] in the county of Wor- 
cester, and of other parcels of land, now in the hands of the King 
by reason of the minority of John James, son and nearer heir of 
John James deceased, as rent for two whole years ending Michael- 
mas, 6 Charles I., at the rate of 20 a year. Dated 6 Charles I. 

470. 1631. Fine between John Wynford, Esquire, and William 
Williams, gentleman, plaintiffs, and William Higgins, junior, gentle- 
man, and Eleanor his wife, deforciants, of messuages and lands 
in Tripleton, Wytton, Atferton, Marlow, Leyntwardyne, Kynton, 
Yeaton, and Orleton. Dated in Hilary Term, 6 Charles I. 



126 THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 

471. 1638. Lease from Timothie Tourneur of Shrewsbury, 
Chief Justice of South Wales, to Thomas Hanbury, of Astley, in the 
county of Worcester, yeoman, of a leasow called Ockon Grove now 
in the occupation of Humfrey Pynner, and other lands called Sandie 
Furlong, Newe Tyndeing, Sedneys, Priest Heales, and the moiety 
of a meadow over against the dwelling house of Walter Stone in 
Bullfield ; also three acres in Berry field and the moiety of a parcell 
of ground called the Moores, all in Astley, for seven years at a yearly 
rent of 6. Signed with the mark of Thomas Hanbury. Witnessed 
by Fra. Clente, William Thynne, and Thomas Gwyllym. Dated 
24 January, 13 Charles I. 

One seal. 

472. 1648. Grant in fee from Griffith Peyto of Kinton, in the 
parish of Leintwardine, yeoman, and William his son, to John James 
of Tripelton in the same parish, Esquire, of a parcel of meadow 
ground called the Feathers, containing \\ acres, adjoining lands 
of John James, John Byrd, and Samuel Moore, in exchange for 
another parcel lying betweene Teame lane and the Steedfould poole, 
the longe meadowe, lane and lands of Thomas Holland. Signed : 
William Peyto. Witnessed by John James, junior, John Davies, 
Tho. Longford. Dated 3 January, 24 Charles I. 

Fragment of a seal. 

473. 1654. Fragment of a fine in the Court of the Common 
Bench at Westminster. Between Edward .... his wife, deforciants, 
(of property in Wigmore). The aforesaid James and Lucy have ack 
.... to be the right of the said Edward .... And moreover the said 
James and Lucy .... will warrant to the aforesaid Edward and 
his heirs .... James and Lucy and the heirs of the said Lucy 
for ever. And for this .... the said Edward has given to the 
aforesaid James and .... 

474. 1 66 1. Bond in 200 from John Pettus of Cheston Hall, 
in the county of Suffolk, Knight, and James Pitts of Kinersley, in 
the county of Hereford, Knight, to pay 102 to Gervase Elwes of 
Stoke next Clare in the county of Suffolk, Baronet. Witnessed by 
John Hill and John Rogers. Dated 6 July, 13 Charles II. 



THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 127 

475. 1673. Injunction by the Court of Chancery to stay 
proceedings which had been taken by Henry Hope against Higgins 
James. Date 18 February, 25 Charles II. 

476. 1674. Unexecuted deed, being a final concord, in which 
James Pytts, Lucy his wife, and Anna Smalman, recognise pro- 
perties in Leominster alias Lempster, Kimbolton, Stockton, Iving- 
ton, and Stagbach to be the right of Henry Jeffreys and William 
Gregory, Esquires. James and Lucy warrant the properties to 
Henry and William and the heirs of Henry against themselves 
and the heirs of Lucy. Anna similarly warrants the property to 
the same Henry William and the heirs of Henry against herself 
and her heirs. Space left for some day of the month of February, 
26 Charles II. 

477. 1675. Grant from Scudamore Pytts of the Fulhams, 
Esquire, and James Pytts of Ivington, gentleman. Scudamore in 
consideration of the yearly rents, etc., grants the Fulhams, now in 
the occupation of Scudamore, to James for 21 years, for 60 an- 
nually. Signed : Scudamore Pytts. Witnessed by Geo. Hereford, 
Humphrey Smyth, James Pittes, Tho. Evans. Dated 2 August, 
1675. 

478. 1678. Subpoena directed to Higgons James to appear 
in Chancery on the I2th of May next ensuing. Dated at West- 
minster, 17 February, 31 Charles II. On an engraved form. 



MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS. 

479. 1301. Grant from Alicia widow of William Paternoster 
in her pure widowhood to William son of William the Smith or 
Westiton and Alice his wife for 10 shillings of silver one acre of 
two selions of land with appurtenances lying in the fields of 
Westiton, of which one selion lies in Marfurlong between the 
land of Richard Bernard and the land which Thomas le Callue 
formerly held ; and extending on either head to the land of the 
said William ; and the other selion lies in Smocland next the land 
which was formerly that of my father Richard de Suggedone, and 
stretching as far as the land formerly Richard Hubert's. To hold 
of the capital lord of the fee, rendering the customary services. 
Witnessed by Roger de Brumfeld, William son of Richard, Adam 
son of Osbert, Henry de Brocheuse, William Bernart, and others. 
Dated at Westiton, Wednesday after Trinity, 29 Edward I. 

Good seal of green wax, eight-pointed star within an oval 
legend. 

480. 1400. Grant from Thomas Russell of Salop and Joan 
Nekles of Pyonia Canonicorum, widow, next heirs of John Gantron, 
late vicar of the church of Pyonia Canonicorum, to John Cole of 
the said Pyonia for the term of his life only of all the lands which 
the said John Gantron had of the gift of Roger Deveros of Mawne 
in the said Pyonia Canonicorum, of which John Gantron alone died 
seised ; also all those lands which John Gantron, together with 
Roger le Crompe chaplain and Thomas de Burghop deceased of 
the gift of Henry Shorye and John le Crompe in Pyonia aforesaid, 
of which the said John Gantron alone died seised, all which on 
the death of the said John fell to us as his heirs, to hold for the 
term of his life only, of the capital lord of the fee, and after his 
death to remain to Thomas Holgod and John Burghop their heirs 
and assigns for ever. Witnessed by Richard de Kynvord, Thomas 
de Lanton, Thomas Godemon, John Webbe, Richard Crompe, and 
others. Dated at Pyonia, on Sunday in the Feast of S. Leonard, 
2 Henry IV. 



THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 129 

481. 1495. Precept from Edward Blount, Esquire, Sheriff of 
Herefordshire, to Thomas Pole, bailiff of the Hundred of Brox(ash), 
to cause Roger Branche to have replevin of one or two boars and 
one sow unjustly taken and detained, as it is said, because he has 
found sureties to prosecute John Browne and to put him before 
the Sheriff at the next County Court in Hereford Castle to make 
answer to the former. Dated 29 November, 12 Henry VII. 

482. 1524. Lease from William Boswall and Joan his wife, 
of Tedstone Wafer, to William Calohill and Sybyl his wife of 
a Mere called Challoner's ground in Tedstone Wafer. Witnessed 
by John Acton of Clifton, gentleman, John Chamburleyn and 
Richard Dakyns. 

483. The Charters of Curewiard Park, dated 3 Edward III. 
The some of acres appertayning to the demeasnes and Manner 

house of Curewiard are cclxxviij di. 
The freeholders or tenants 

Edward Turbill one yarde of half 

Brock one yard lande 

Sheffield three noks of ij tenements, as much in quantity 

as any 

Johnson half a yarde lande 

Winton half a yarde lande iij yards di. iij Nok 

Copiholders or Indenture holders 

Winton by leasse xxxiij di. 

Ferington y l was Callowes di. roode, and dyvers others meddow 
and pasture conteyning by estimation xlij di. and di. roode 
Jo. Warrold xxj di. 

Postern nowe Lanes wiff (struck out) 

xxj di. 

Hopswood nowe Angell's cxiij acres di. 

Ferrington great Bagnoll ccij one Roode di 

My ratinge and the parishe all agreeing save Sheffield, Brock, 
and Johnson y l will agree to nothing but after their owne will. 
Edward Pytt for the demeasnes ij plow land 

Turbill and Hopswood j plow land 

Sheffield and Johnson j plow land 

K 



130 THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 

Brock and Ferrington j plow land 

Jo. Winton and Widdow Brock iij quarters of a plow land 
Handwriting about 1600, probably that of Sir Edward Pytts. 

484. 1617. Will of Sir Edward Pytts. 

In the name of God. Amen. The 28th day of December in 
the yeare of our Lorde God 1617. I Sir Edward Pytts of Kyer 
in the county of Wigorn and the diocese of Hereford Knight 
beinge weak in bodie but sound and perfecte in minde doe make 
and ordeine this my last will and testament in manner and 
forme followinge : 

Imprimis I bequeath my soule to God my powerfull maker and 
living redeemer and my body to be buried in the parish church 
of Kyer beforesaid. Item my will and bequest is that my executor 
shall bestowe 2000 of my Kyer goods and out of my lands in 
building an house according to the plote remayning in Chaunce's 
hands drawen by my direction and the same to be performed 
within seaven yeares next following the date of these presents 
or in lesse time. 

Item my will and bequest is that my grandson Edward Pytts 
son and heire apparent to my sonne Sir James Pytts Knight shall 
have anon and yearlie during his life out of my landes and 
revenues fourtie pounds in current English money towards his 
maintenance, his education and learning. 

And I alsoe doe give and bequeath to the said Edward Pytts 
all my .... whatsoever that are in my possession. 

Item my will and bequest is that Bridget Hopton my daughter 
wife unto George Hopton Esquire that (sic) have ten pounds of 
current English money yearly payd unto her during her coverture 
out of my lands .... if it happeneth she becometh a widow then 
my will is that my executor shall paye and deliver unto her 100 
of current English money and then the annuity of the beforesaid 
;io to cease. 

Item I will and bequeath unto my sonne Henry Dingley 
Esquire and to Joane my daughter his wife to each of them a ring 
either of them to be valued at 2os. 

Item my will and bequest is that George Hopton Esquire 
and Bridgett my daughter his wife shall have two rings of the like 
value. 



THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 131 

Also my will and bequest is that Jane Baylie my daughter 
widowe shall have one ring of the same value. 

Item my will and bequest is that Mary Nevill shall have 
payd unto her by my executor 2OS. for her paines in watching 
of me the time of my sickness. 

Item I will and bequeath unto Ruth Reve my servant for 
her paines 10 to be paide unto her out of my landes and goods. 

Item I give and bequeath to every of my servants in covenant 
los. a yeare. 

Lastly all my goods and chattels not bequeathed I give and 
bequeath unto Sir James Pytts Knight my sonne above mentioned 
whom I make ordeyne and appoint my sole and only executor 
to perform and fulfil this my last will and testament. 

In witness where of I have put my hand and scale to these 

presents the yeare and day above written. 

Edwarde Pitts. 

Witnessed by Robert Gington, clerk, William Bird, Nicholas 
Millichop. 

485. 1625. On four sheets of paper. Award of John Carpenter 
of Upcott in the county of Hereford, in matters in dispute relating 
to the common of Green Moore in Kinnersley, between Francis 
Smalman, the Lord of the Manor, and the commoners. The 
signatures were Francis Smalman, Hugh Bythell, James Benson, 
Henrie Mathewes, James Allen, William Edwines, Thomas 
Grismond, and Thomas Persons. The witnesses were Francis 
Smalman, junior, John Carpenter, junior, Thomas Sheward and 
William Caldoe. Signed by John Carpenter. Dated 20 October, 
1625. 

486. 1627. Rental of the Manor of Leyminster rendered at 
a Court Baron there held, 20 ... 2 Charles I., with a roll of the 
names. One skin, containing 40 names, being probably part 
of a more extensive return. 

487. 1638. Warrant to Edward Pitt, armiger, to deliver the 
custody of the county of Worcester to John Nanfan, newly ap- 
pointed sheriff. Names at bottom, Grimston, Wyche. Dated 
10 November, 14 Charles I. 

Large seal of white wax. 



132 THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 

488. 1638. Indenture of exchange of lands in Kinnersley 
between William Smallman of Kinnersley and Hugh Bythell of 
Ayley. Descriptions and boundaries of the lands set out. Wit- 
nessed by Francis Bythell, Thomas Langford, John Scott, John 
Carpenter. Dated I May, 1638. 



489. 1645. Paper endorsed " Mr. Goodwyn's Will." Dated 
I February, 1645. Leaves his brothers John and Thomas Smith 
of Huntingfield, co. Suffolk, and the longest liver of them his 
manor of Cowherne or Much Cowarne, co. Hereford, they pay- 
ing annually to the poor 52^. out of the rents of the manor. 
To his nephew and godson, Ralph Fox, his estate of Bahallon, 
co. Montgomery, which he holds by lease from Somerset Fox, 
lately deceased. To his servant Lewis William, his warren of 
Birfield in the honor of Clun, co. Salop, which he holds by 
lease from Sir Robert Howard, and also a horse or .10, as he 
chooses. To Edmond Heron of Newark, co, Nottingham, nephew 
of Dr. Samuel Heron, sometime fellow of Trinity College, Cam- 
bridge, 40 in remembrance of his uncle's great care as his tutor at 
the University. To Isabel Langley, for the care of his late wife, 
20. To James, Earl of Northampton, a gold ring with a rich 
white sapphire on which are engraven the arms of his family. 
To his brother, Sir Thurston Smith, Knight, of Huntingfield, 
a gold ring or 20. To Robert Milward, son of Sir Thomas 
Milward, Chief Justice of Chester, the profits arising from his 
Patent under the Great Seal of England at the office of Examiner 
in the Court of Council of the Marches of Wales, which he holds 
for two lives, his own and that of Sir Sampson Eure, Knight. 
To every one of his servants, especially to Lewis Williams, 
a year's wages and such of his wearing apparel as is fit for 
their use. To Robert Charlton of Whitton, co. Salop, his fair 
gown lined with Russian squirrel. Mrs. Elizabeth Brabazon, sole 
executrix and residuary legatee. Overseers, Sir Sampson Eure, 
Sergeant at Law, William Dansey, gentleman. 

490. 1660. Certificate under seal from Robert, Bishop of Oxford, 
dated Thursday, 2 August 1660, in the chapel of Merton College in 
the University of Oxford, of the admission of John Goode A.M. of 



THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 133 

Baliol College to the order of deacon, and his promotion to the 
order of priest at the same time. 

Large oval seal of red wax, legend only just visible, which has 
been placed between leaves of some tree, and portions of these still 
adhere to it. 

491. 1672. Will of Edward Pytts. All his property to Eliza- 
beth his wife and James his son for their lives ; after to the 
heirs of the body of James Pytts lawfully begotten, and in default 
to his daughters Mercy Bromley and Elizabeth Jeffreys for their 
lives, after to the heirs of the body of Elizabeth Jeffreys and to 
his grandchild, William Bromley. In default of such issue to 
Thomas Stanley the younger, now living with him, and his heirs 
and assigns for ever ; and if the estate should come to him, he 
should take the name of Thomas Stanley Pytts. To the poor 
of each parish in which his estate is situated \o. To servants 
waiting on him at his table and in his chamber zos. each ; to all 
others IQJ. Executors, his wife and son. To his brother, James 
Pytts, during his life, the rent of his lands in Kyre Wyard in the 
tenure of Thomas Crumpe. Witnessed by Susanne Jordan, John 
Holland. Dated i November, 1672. 

492. 1672. Copy of a Bill in the Exchequer. Sir Heneage 
Finch, Attorney-General, against James and others, for Mr. Ralph 
Goodwin's estate on suggestion of his being illegitimate. Mi- 
chaelmas Term, 24 Charles II. 

In contemporary handwriting. In the margin are notes of in- 
struction for drawing up the answer. The bill alleged that Goodwin 
was illegitimate, and that the value of Cowarne held immediately 
of the Crown, as of the manor of East Greenwich, was 120 
a year. Goodwin, the bill alleges, died ( about 14 years ago without 
issue and without any gift or grant whatsoever, either in his life 
or by will at the time of his death : wherefore the manor had 
escheated to the Crown 1 . The marginal notes allege that Goodwin 
was legitimate and born at Ipswich, as appears by the church 
Register there ; that Much Cowarne was never held of the Crown, 

1 What purports to be Goodwin's will is of the same surname as his first wife, mar- 
on the opposite page, No. 489. He gives the ried as a second husband Higgons James, 
names of his brothers as Smith. Ralph who married secondly Mercy Pytts. 
Goodwin's second wife Elizabeth Brabazon, 



THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 

but of the manor of Bayly Glace, to which the lord paid 6s. $d. 
a year ; that one Richard Goodwin pleaded to be heir at law ; and 
several other matters. 

493. 1674. Lease from James Pytts of Kyre Wyard to Owen 
Price of Grafton in the parish of Bockleton, yeoman, Elinor his 
wife, and Elinor their daughter, of Grafton for 24. 

494. 1676. Articles agreed upon between James Pytts and 
Sir Thomas Morgan of Chanston 1 regarding the sale by the latter 
of the Manor of Kinnersley, with Kinnersley House, the advowson 
of the church, and all appurtenances, for 5,700, free from all 
incumbrances except one rent charge of 66 i$s. $d. a year, payable 
to William Saterthwaite, gent., and his heirs ; and excepting out 
of the conveyance a messuage held for his life by Thomas Edwyns, 
with the farm appertaining thereto. Several other covenants by 
the parties. Signed : Ja. Pytts. Witnessed by W. Gregory, Tho. 
Owen, Abr. Seward, Jas. Wainwright, Phil. Bavoon, Isack 
Seward. Dated 9 March, 28 Charles II. 

495. 1685. Will of James Pytts. His wife Ann Pytts z to " have, 
hold, and enjoy" all his real property in the counties of Worcester 
and Hereford, except the lands bequeathed to his kinsman Thomas 
Stanley 3 , until Samuel Pytts, his godson, son of James Pytts, grand- 
son, of Scudamore Pytts, late of Ivington, shall be 18 years old, 
or until her remarriage, whichever shall first happen. After the 
happening of either of these events Anne Pytts to have 400 
a year for her life. To Samuel Pytts all the said estates and to 
the heirs male of his body lawfully begotten ; in default of such 
to his own heirs male. Testator desired the said Samuel to marry 
his wife's sister, Sophia Fettiplace* ; if he refused she was to 
have 2,000 ; if she refused, the bequest to be void. If the 
marriage took place Anne Pytts was to leave the house where 
testator lived, and hand it over with everything about it to Samuel 

' See Robinson's Manors and Mansions * Samuel, though married three times, 

of Herefordshire, pp. 164 and 275. did not marry the lady of the testator's 

* Daughter of Sir John Fettiplace. choice ; she married Francis Broderick of 

3 2nd son of Sir Thomas Stanley by Langford, co. Berks, and died October 6, 

Elizabeth Pytts, aunt of testator. 1 700. 



THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 135 

and Sophia ; if it did not she might live there for her life. He 
leaves his kinsman Thomas Stanley all property which came 
to him in right of his late wife Lucy Pytts l to his heirs and 
assigns for ever. To his sister Mercy Walsh, .300. To his 
sister Elizabeth Jeffreys, ^200. To William Bromley of Holt, 
100. To his sister-in-law Mary Fettiplace, 200. To Thomas 
Yap, attorney at law, for his diligence in managing his affairs, 
100. To Philip Barton, 20. To Susan Watkins, 50. To 
Thomas Sharp, ;io. To the rest of his servants, 2Os. each. To 
the poor of Great Kyre, 20; of Lower Stanley, 10; of Stoke 
and Little Kyre, 20 ; of Collington, 10; of Edwin and Bitterley, 
20. His loving wife his sole executrix. Signed : Ja. Pytts. 
Witnessed by Phil. Barton, Susanna Watkins, Mary Boswood, 
Thomas Yapp. Dated 3 April, 1685. 

(From a Manuscript copy belonging to Sir Thomas Win- 
nington). 

496. 1700. Appointment of Higon James, Esquire, as Sheriff 
of Worcestershire. Names at bottom, Trevor, Meres. Dated 
28 November, 12 William III. 

497. 1700. Warrant to Benjamin Joliff, Esquire, late sheriff of 
Worcestershire, to deliver the custody of the county to Higon James, 
Esquire, newly appointed sheriff. Names at bottom, Trevor, Meres. 
Dated 28 November, 12 William III. 

Small heavy seal of yellow wax. 

498. 1704. Appointment of Samuel Pytts as Sheriff of 
Worcestershire. Names at bottom, Trevor, Milner. Dated 18 
December, 3 Anne. 

The great seal of England in yellow wax. 

499. 1704. Warrant to Phineas Jackson, late Sheriff of 
Worcestershire, to deliver the custody of the county to Samuel 
Pytts, newly appointed Sheriff. Names at the bottom, Trevor, 
Milner. Dated 18 December, 3 Anne. 

Small heavy seal of yellow wax. 

1 Daughter and heir of William Smallman. 



136 THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 

500. 1705. Warrant to Samuel Pytts, late Sheriff of Worcester- 
shire, to deliver the custody of the County to Thomas Bach, newly 
appointed Sheriff. Names at bottom, Trevor, Milner. Dated 
5 December, 4 Anne. 

Small heavy seal of yellow wax. 



501. 1710. Probate of the Will of Thomas Stanley * of Ludlow. 
Mentions a settlement made on his marriage with Anne his now 
wife, relating to premises in Lyonshall and Staunton upon Arrow 
in the county of Hereford, which were the inheritance of the said 
Anne, which were settled on him and his issue ; in case of there 
being no issue he leaves the property to his wife Anne, subject 
to the payment of 10 a year to his sister Elizabeth. Mentions 
lands in Leominster and Kimbolton and lands in the county of 
Radnor which are his own property, and after charging them with 
a jointure for his wife, he leaves them to Martin Sandys of Om- 
bersley and his issue, in default of which, to the use of his two sisters 
Anne and Elizabeth and the survivors of them, and after their 
deceases to Samuel Pytts of Kyrewyard, for ever. Mentions that 
he has at present one daughter, Mary, to whom he bequeaths 
600, and if he has more younger children the whole of his 
estate was to be divided. Anne his dear wife to be the sole exe- 
cutrix. Dated 23 February, 1710. 

502. 1717. Probate (fragment) of the will of Admiral Cald- 
well 2 . Mentions his sister, Elizabeth Davy, his sister, Mary Hall, 
his nephew, George Caldwell of the City of London. He leaves 
200 for building a tomb over the grave of himself and his wife in 
the parish church of Birtsmorton. He mentions his brother George 
Caldwell. He gives 10 to the poor of Birtsmorton, 5 to the poor 
of Berrow, and 10 to the poor of Pendock. Leaves all his books 
to the Right Hon. Lord Coote. Leaves his wife his residence, 
subject to a payment after her decease of 100 to each of his 
nephews, George Draper and Bonham Caldwell, " and I wish I 

1 Son of Sir Thomas Stanley of Alderley, ' adopted ' nephew. See Nos. 491 and 495. 

Bart. , by his wife Elizabeth, daughter of 2 Admiral William Caldwell was 3rd hus- 

Sir James Pytts. He lived at Kyer with band of Lady Bellomont, the 3rd wife of 

his uncle Pytts, who mentions him as his Edmund Pytts. 



THE KYRE PARK CHARTERS. 137 

could leave more to my dear wife, who has deserved so well from 
me." Dated 5 September, 1717. 

503. 1726. Indenture quinquepartite between (i) Samuel Pytts 
of Kyre Wyard and Edmund Pytts of the same, only son and 
heir apparent of Samuel Pytts, (ii) Jonathan Collett of Trinity, 
Minories, Middlesex, Merchant, and Susanna, only child of Jona- 
than Collett, (Hi) Sir John Rushout of Northwick, Baronet, and 
Richard Bolton of London, Merchant, (iv) Martyn Sandys of Wor- 
cester, and Edward Morton Pleydell of Melbourne St. Andrew, co. 
Dorset, and Thomas Preston, junior, of London, Merchant, and 
(v) William Lacon Child, of Kinlet, Salop, and Thomas Preston, 
junior, of London, Merchant, being a settlement on the intended 
marriage of Edward Pytts and Susanna Collett of the whole Kyre 
Estate, including Ivington. Date 24 January, 1726. 

504. 1758. Citation to the Rev. William Hudson, clerk at Col- 
lington, to substantiate his title to the Rectory of Collington. 
Dated 2 May, 1758. 

Attached is a brief for Hudson, in the case of Hudson and 
Evans, in the Court of the Bishop of Hereford, which contains the 
title of Edmund Pytts to the Advowson of Thornbury, and from 
which it appears that on the death of the incumbent, who had 
enjoyed the Rectory from 1710, both Edmund Pytts and the 
executors of one Gilbert Herne, to whom Samuel Pytts, 8 De- 
cember, 1710, had granted the next presentation, presented 
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INDEX OF NAMES OF PERSONS. 



Names occurring more than once on a page are indexed only once. 
Variations in spelling are usually disregarded and grouped together. 



A. 

Abindon, John, 99 
Aburhale, John, 90 
Acton, Adam, 95 ; Anthony, 

29, 103 ; Henry, 66 ; 

John, 129; Richard, 17, 

66, 99 ; Richard, Sir, 66 ; 

Roger, 17, 39, 100 ; 

Thomas, 70 ; William, 39 
Adam, son of Osbert, 128 
Adam the Chaplain, 98 
Adams, Elizabeth, II, 141 

John, 39 ; Maurice, 10, 1 1 
Alexander, Thomas, II 
Algard, Walter, 12 
Allen, James, 131 
Allsapp, John, 92 
Amias, Amys, Alice, 45 ; 

Elizabeth, 82 ; John, 81, 

82 ; Richard, 44, 45, 46 
Amory, Richard, 613 
Anable, William Fitz, 5 
Anderson, Edward, Knt., 

33,35 

Andrews, Agnes, 121 
Angell, 129 ; Jane, 47 ; 
John, 47, 52 ; Margery, 
52 ; Roger, 46, 47, 48 
Antrobus, Thomas, 35 
Appowell, George, 28, 29, 

73, 80 ; Thomas, IOI 
Archard, Joan, 85 ; John, 

39 ; Robert, 85 
Archbold, John, 76 
Armyet, Hugh, 12 1 
Ash, William, 4 
Astley, John, 60 
Aston, Anthony, 22; Tho- 
mas, 28 

Astwick, Thomas, 37 
Atkinson, Francis, 1 14 ; 

William, 28 
Attemulne, John, 84 
Attepludde, Hugh, 84 
Attwood, Anthony, 31 
Aubrey, Thomas, 17; Phi- 
lip, 44 

Audeley, Henry, 43 
Aumbler, Edward, 95 ; 
Henry, 99 ; Joan, 99 



Aut, Walter, 121 
Aylwyn, Robert, 25 

B. 

Bach, Thomas, 136 

Badlesmere, Lord, 113, 114 

Baker, Roger, 98 ; Thomas, 
78 

Baldwyn, Charles, 96 ; Ri- 
chard, 6 1 ; W., 36; 
William, 24, 70 

Ball, Richard, 17 

Balner, Henry, 53 

Banwall, John, 4, 5, 'O ; 
Ralph, 15 ; William, 6, 7 

Barbour, Roger, 36 ; Tho- 
mas, 37 

Barker, John, 39 

Barkesdale, W., 74, 76 

Barnaby, Umphilis, 36 ; 
John, 55, 56 ; John, Sir, 
56 ; Martha, 55, 56 ; 
Mary, 55, 56 ; Richard, 
26, 27; Thomas, 19, 20, 
35 ; William, 35, 36, 37 

Barnes, Anthony, 86 ; Wil- 
liam, 73, 86 

Barrett, Anne, 116, 119; 
Joyce, 113; Philip, 113, 

115, 116, 119; Thomas, 

116, 119 ; William, 6 
Barrow, Anthony, 104 ; 

Jane, lor ; Mathew, 51, 
76, 77,112, 113, 114, 118, 
119; Phi!., 52; Richard, 
79, 80, 114; Roger, 13 ; 
Thomas, 104, 105 ; Ursula, 
104, 105 

Barton, Elizabeth, 56, 58 ; 
Philip, 53, 54, 55, 56, 58, 
82, 83, 118, 119, 135 

Barwe, Luke, 12; Roger, 
12 

Baskerville, Anne, 48 ; 
Arthur, 108 ; Bridget, 30, 
32 ; Chrisagon, 107, 108, 
109; Eleanor, 102, 103; 
James, 25 ; John, 30, 32, 
35, 104, 1 06 ; Thomas, 

L 2 



2O.2I, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30, 

3'i 32. 33. 34, 35- 39,46, 

47, 48, 50, 52, 67, 101, 

102, 103, 104, 106, 107, 

108, 109, no 
Bavoon, Phil., 134 
Bayam, Richard, 22 
Baylie, Jane, 131 
Baylis, Catherine, 82 ; 

George, 82; Hugh, 116; 

James, 95 ; William, 65 
Baynham, Anthony, 48, 49 
Bearcroft, Edmund, 75 ; 

Thomas, 75 
Beauchamp, Elizabeth, 40 ; 

William, IO2 
Bell, John, 92 
Bellamont, Countess of, 61 ; 

Lady, 136 

Bellofago, Geoffrey, 89 
Bellowe, John, 64 
Belson, Edward, 80, 81 ; 

Mary, So 

Bennett, Joyce, no; Ma- 
tilda, 4; Nicholas, 4; 

Robert, 4 

Benson, James, 131 
Berde, Roger, 121 
Berham, William, 22 
Berington, Humfrey, 91 
Berkeley, Dorothy, 88 ; 

Hugh, 44 ; Richard, 88 ; 

Rowland, Knt., 88 
Bernard, Richard, 128 ; 

William, 128 
Best, Amicia, 86 ; Henry, 

86, 87; Margery, 86; 

Richard, 86 ; Thomas, 

86 
Bevan, John, 57 ; Susanna, 

57 

Bigge, Philip, 36 
Bird, William, 41, 131 
Bishop, Hugh, 4, 5; Miles, 

6, 7 ; Richard, 64 
Biahoperton, William, Sir, 9, 

10 

Black, Nicholas, I, 121 
Blackbache, Thomas, 64 
Blake, Philip, 12, 13 
Blashfield, Thomas, 92 



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INDEX OF NAMES OF PERSONS. 



Blayney, Richard, 95 

Blincoe, 92, 93, 94 

Bliss, Richard, 4 

Blount, Edward, 129; Ed- 
ward, Sir, 61 ; Elizabeth, 
76 ; George, 46 ; George, 
Knt., 74, 75: J oan > 99! 
John, Sir, 74 ; Peter, 75 ; 
Walter, 76, 77 ; William, 
27 

Blumorris, Ann, 54 ; Ri- 
chard, 54 

Bockleton, Richard, I 

Bodenham, Edward, 73 ; 
Thomas, 64, 70 ; William, 

74- 75 

Body, Isabella, II 
Bokynhull, John, 122 
Bolber, John, 53 
Boll, Thomas, 99 
Bolton, John, 51, 54, 82, 

116, 117 ; Richard, 137 
Boraston, Hugh, 121 
Boreware, John, II, 12, 13; 

William, 4, 5, 6, 13 
Boreway, John, 1 1 
Borghulle, Thomas, 90 
Borne, Edmund, 14 
Borrall, Elizabeth, 19 ; 

Joan, 19; John, 19 
Borwall, Joan, 19, 21 ; 
John, II, 14; Richard, 
17; William, 14, 15, 19 
Boswall, Joan, 129; Wil- 
liam, 129 

Boswood, Mary, 135 
Bowyer, 81 
Boyland, George, 52 
Boyse, John, 101 
Brabazon, Elizabeth, 96, 

132. 133 J Wallop, 96 
Bradshaw, Arthur, 76, 77 
Branche, Roger, 129 
Bransford, Gilbert, 84 ; Ri- 
chard, 84 

Brascoe, James, 88 
Bray, Richard, 107 
Brazier, Thomas, 88 
Bridgeman, James, 56 
Brimells, William, 31, 32 
Broade, Edward, 44 
Brocheuse, Henry, 128 
Brock, 129 ; widow, 130 
Brockmonton, Henry, 4 
Broderick, Francis, 134 ; 

Sophia, 134 
Brogden, Edward, 65 
Brome, Philip, n, 17, 18 ; 

Thomas, 13, 14 
Bromley, Mercy, 133; Wil- 
liam, 59, 60, 133, 135 
Brone, Robert, 121 
Brook, John, 8 ; Robert, 125 
Brown, Henry, 51 ; John, 
89, 90, 98, 99 ; Richard, 
89 ; Thomas, 76, 77 ; 
William, 98, 99 



Browning, Humphrey, 81 

Bruges, John, 3 

Brugge, John, 90, 121 ; 

Thomas, 122 
Brumfield, Roger, 128 
Bruton, William, in 
Bryan, William, 8l 
Bryd, John, 8, II 
Bufton, Alice, 49 ; Anne, 

54; B., 45 ; John, 64; 

Robert, 49, 54; William, 

49, 5, 54 

Bulbeck, Lord, 113, 114 

Bulfinch, John, 91 

Bull, Fra., 36 

Bundy, Richard, 93, 95 

Burches, Agnes, II, 15, 16 ; 
Alice, 15; Isabella, 15, 
16; Walter, II, 15 

Burford, Anna, no; Cathe- 
rine, 103 ; Edmund, 103 ; 
Elizabeth, 103 ; Hum- 
phrey, 102, 103 ; John, 

106, 109; Richard, 106 
Burghill, Elizabeth, 94 ; 

Robert, 94 

Burghope, Thomas, 128 

Burgoyne, John, 122 

Burnell, Robert, 3 

Burrell, Edward, 31, 32, 42 ; 
John, 29, 31 ; Thomas, 
106 : Burson, Humphrey, 
104 

Burwall, Anne, 118; Ed- 
ward, 112, 113, 114, 118; 
Jane, 1 12, 113; Kathe- 
rine, 112; Thomas, 55, 

107, 112, 118 

Bury, Agnes, 62, 63, 64 ; 
Alice, 65, 67 ; Edmund, 
66,67,72, 73,74, 75-76; 
Elizabeth, 63 ; Humphrey, 
68, 70, 72 ; James, 62 ; 
Jane, 62, 66, 67, 73 ; John, 
62, 63, 64, 66, 67, 68, 69, 

70, 7i, 72, 73, 74, 75; 
Leonard, 73, 74, 75 ; Mar- 
garet, 72, 73, 74, 76; 
Richard, 62, 63, 73 ; 
Roger, 63 ; Thomas, 66, 
67, 68, 70, 72, 73; Wil- 
liam, 62, 64, 70 
Buston, John, 22, 23 
Buswall, Edward, 1 12 
Butcher, Anne, 54; Richard, 

44 

Butler, Adam, 89 ; Regi- 
nald, 89 ; Richard, 89 ; 
Robert, 85; Thomas, 31 

Butts, Tho., 96 

Buxton, 78, no, in 

Eyrd, John, 126 

Byrryngton, Mary, 94 ; Tho- 
mas, 94 

Bythell,Francis,l32; Hugh, 
13', '32 



Cachemaye, Elizabeth, 94 
Caldoe, William, 131 
Caldwell, Bonham, 136 ; 
George, 136 ; William, 

136 

Callow, 129 

Callowhill, Sybyl, 129 ; Tho- 
mas, 81 ; William, 129 
Callue, Thomas, 128 
Canelea, Richard, 28 
Canterbury, Archbishop of, 
Edmund, 102 ; Warham,63 
Canton, Thomas, 121 
Capul, 81 

Carch, Mathew, 39 
Carpenter, John, 131, 132 
Carter, Walter, 89 
Cartwright, Thomas, 108 
Carver, George, 47, 52 
Cassye, Henry, 92, 93, 94 
Cave, Richard, 101 ; Wil- 
liam, 39 
Caze, John, 31 
Cecil, Thomas, 67, 69, 71, 72 
Chamberlain, John, 17, 129 
Chambers, Richard, 31, 32, 

104, 123 
Chance, 130 
Charles, Nich.,36 
Charlton, Robert, 132 
Cheese, John, 88 
Chell, Edward, IO2 
Cherry, William, 50 
Childe, William, 28, 45, 77, 

1 06 

Childe, William Lacon, 137 
Church, Elizabeth, 25 
Churchyard, Hugh, 3 ; Ro- 
bert, 2 

Clark, Hugh, 85; Hum- 
phrey, 102 ; John ; 101 ; 
Richard, 71 ; Stephen, 
68,69 
Clatre, Lucy, 98 ; William, 

98 

Clement, Walter, 98 
Clent, Fra., 126; John, 87 
Cleton, Nicholas, 79 
Cliffe, William, 87 
Clifford, Richard, 6 
Clongonar, William, 91 
Cnotte, Geoffrey, I ; Nicho- 
las, I 

Cock, Isabella, 15, 16, 99 ; 
Thomas, 73 ; William, 15; 
16,99 
Cocks, Eleanor, 44 ; John, 

44,45 

Cocton, John, 99 
Cokesey, Walter, Sir, 8 
Colcumbe, Richard, 98 
Cole, John, 128 ; Philip, 47 
Collett, Jonathan, 137 ; Su- 
sanna, 137 
Collier, Elizabeth, 61 



INDEX OF NAMES OF PERSONS. 



141 



Coly, Agnes, n ; John, 12, 
101 ; Robert, 8, 9, 10 ; 
Timothy, 60 ; Walter, 9, 
II 

Colynton, Richard, 98 

Combe, John, 101 

Comber, John, 122 

Combes, Thomas, 68, 71 

Combey, William, 73 

Commar, John, 6j 

Compton, Henry, Knt. , 23, 
25 ; Henry, Lord, 28 ; 
Lord, 23, 25, 34; Wil- 
liam, 18; William, Sir, 
1 8 ; Coningsby, Thomas, 

65 

Cooke, Mary, 116 ; Richard, 
116; Thomas, 75 

Cooper, Cowper, Jane, 52, 
56,57; Job, 54, 57, u8; 
John, 17, 18, 49, 52, 56; 
Margaret, 36 ; Martha, 
57; Richard, 36, 49, 51 ; 
Roger, 36, 37, 50; Tho- 
mas, 51, 52, 56, 57, 58 

Coote, Lord, 136 

Coppe, Geoffrey, 4 

Corbett, William, 73 

Cordell, William, Sir, 123 

Cornewall, Ann, 42 ; Ed- 
mund, 66, 67 ; Humphrey, 
29, l3l John, 17; Rich- 
ard, 63, 64, 66, 67 ; Tho- 
mas, 66, 67, 106 ; Tho- 
mas, Knt., 42, 43; Tho- 
mas, Sir, 64, 123 

Coterel, Richard, 6 ; Wil- 
liam, 121 

Cotheridge, Hugh, 84 ; John, 
19,84 

Counley, George, 49 ; John, 
109, 1 10 ; Richard, 109, 
no 

Cox, John, 92 ; Joseph, 61 

Cranfield, Lionel, Sir, 42, 

43 

Creswell, Richard, 80 ; Wil- 
liam, too 

Croft, James, Knt., 50, 100, 
lot ; James, Sir, 105 ; 
John, 18 

Cromp, Crump, John, 22, 
55, 128 ; Margaret, 55 ; 
Richard, 128 ; Roger, 
128; Thomas, 133 

Cromwell, Richard, 114 

Crook, William, 5 

Cross, Walter, 6 

Crowenest, Hugh, 84; John, 
84, 85 ; Osbcrt, 84 

Cruk, Walter, 1 1 

Culwick, Mary, 33 ; Tho- 
mas, 38 

Cure, Alured, 1,2; Henry, 
i ; Hugh, i ; Ralph, i 

Curebuch, Agnes,4 ; Hugh, 4 

Cyfrewast, Roger, 89 



D. 

Dacre, Leonard, 123 
Dallow, Walter, 70 
Danes, William, 36 
Danett, Leonard, 28 
Dansey, William, 96, 132 
Davies, Elizabeth, 108 ; 
Henry, 50, 52 ; Joan, 
104; John, 104, 126; 
Thomas, 105 

Davy, Elizabeth, 136; Rob- 
ert, 47 

Dawton, John, 92 
De Bliss, Hugh, 3, 4 ; John, 

4 

Delabere, Richard, 108 
Delamare, Richard, 90 
Dene, Margery, 17; Wil- 
liam, 17 
Devere, Awbrey, Earl of 

Oxford, 113, 114 
Devereux, William, Knt., 

89 

Deveros, Roger, 128 
Devile, Richard, 121 
Deykin, etc., Alice, 19 ; 
Elizabeth, IOI ; Henry, 
104 ; Humphrey, 106, 
107 ; John, 101, 102, 105 ; 
Joyce, 105 ; Richard, 103, 
129; Thomas, 101, 102 ; 
Walter, 19 
Dickys, Thomas, IOI 
Dilwe, Richard, I ; Robert, 

I, 2 

Dingley, Francis, 36 ; 
Henry, 130; Joan, 130 

Dobbins, Robert, 56 

Uobyn, Agnes, 6; John, 
98, 99 ; Stephen, 6 

Dodeshull, Thomas, 12 

Dolphin, Anne, 117; Henry, 
117 : Melissa, 117 

Don, Henry, 85 

Doughty, Margery, 47 ; 
Roger, 47 

Dowmell, Thomas, 45 

Downe, Downes, Anthony, 
73; Elizabeth, 77, 78, 
loo ; Francis, 23, 24, 26, 
29, 34, 100, 103 ; Henry, 
18, 19, 20, 21, 78 ; Isabel, 
n, 13 ; Izotta, 23 ; Joan, 
18; John, II, 12, 13, 17, 

'8, 39, 47. 73. 76, 77 ; 
Richard, 96 ; Roger, 13, 
15, 17, 18 ; Thomas, 13, 
17, 22, 23, 24, 79, 80, 81, 
loo ; William, 12, 13, 15, 

17, 77, 78, 79 
Draper, George, 136 
Drykins, George, III 
Dudley, Hugh, I 
Dunnesdene, Peter, i 
Dyer, James, 94 
Dygerth, Stephen, 89 



Eastham, Roger, i ; Sam- 
son, i 

Eaton, Humphrey, 104 ; 
Thomas, 55, 112 

Edward, King, 5 

Edwards, Edward, 95 ; 
John, 36 

Edwyns, Thomas, 134 ; Wil- 
liam, 131 

Elfe, John, 87 

Elias the clerk, 98 

Elkins, Humphrey, 55, 112 

Elwes, Gervase, 126 

Empston, T., 124 

Eure, Sampson, 95, 96 ; 
Sampson, Knt., 132 

Evans, Elizabeth, 119; 
George, 118, 119; Mary, 
109, 119; Phi., 119; 
Richard, 40, 52, 79, 107, 
109, no, MI ; Sam., 52, 
114, 118; Thomas, 51, 
52, 53. 79, 80, 82, 107, 
109, in, 113, 114, 117, 
118, 119, 127 

Evett, Henry, 72, 87 ; John, 
85 ; Kathcrine, 23 

Eymons, Henry, 101 ; Tho- 
mas, IOI 

Eynulf, 2 



F. 

Farrington, Elizabeth, 106 ; 

John, 41 

Fermor, Richard, 91 
Feme, Adam, 121 ; William, 

6 
Ferrington, 129; John, 31, 

32 

Fettiplace, John, Sir, 134; 
Mary, '35 ; Sophia, 134 

Feysie, Owen, 48, 55 

Fidoe, John, 60 

Field, Roger, 89 

Fillow, Roger, 99 

Finch, Heneage, Sir, 133 

Fisher, Edward, 31, 32 

Fishpool, Philip, 100 

Fleete, Anne, 86 

Fleet wood, Milo, 125 

Foley, Thomas, 116 

Fordam, William, 63 

Forke, William, 27 

Forterian, Monsieur, 45 

Foster, Constance, 72 ; Tho- 
mas, 70, 71 

Fox, 80; Anne, 96; Charles, 

73, 92, 93. 94, 95 ! Ed- 
ward, 73, 96 ; Jane, 73 ; 
Ralph, 132 ; Somerset, 
95,96, 132; Stephen 96; 
William, 12, 13 
Foxall, John, 68 



142 



INDEX OF NAMES OF PERSONS. 



Freeford, George, 45 

Freeman, Anne, 73> 7^ ; 
Elizabeth, 79, So ; John, 
73, 78, 79, So, Si ; Mary, 
79 ; Nicholas, 73, 77 ; 
Thomas, 78, 79, 80, 8 1 

Frivile, Alexander, 84 ; 
Alexander, Knt., 85 

Frouncel, Gebon, 4 

Fuller, William, 64 

Fynaunte, John, 9, 10 

Fysch, John, 8, 10, 18; 
William, 8 



Gantron, John, 128 

Gard, Elizabeth, 16 ; John, 
16 ; Katherine, 16 

Gardener, John, 73 ; Mar- 
garet, 72, 73; Richard, 
72 ; William, 122 

Garner, Roger, 68 ; Thomas, 
70 

Garnon, William, no 

Gainons, William, 44, 77 

Geoffrey the shoemaker, 

121 

George, John, 114 
Gibbons, John, 8 
Giglemines, John, 6 
Gilmyns, 7 
Gington, Robert, 131 
Glemham, Henry, 114 
Godfrey, W., 123 
Godmon, John, 84, 85 ; 

Thomas, 128 
Godrich, William, 98 
Gogh, Roger, 9, 10 
Goode, James, 55 ; John, 

132 ; Philip, 29 ; Ralph, 

102; Richard, 102; Roger, 

22 ; William, 102 
Goodwin, Dorothy, 95 ; 

Elizabeth, 96, 133; John, 

97 ; Ralph, 95, 96, 132, 

133; Richard, 134 
Gorgh, Annes, 19 ; Richard, 

19 

Gorkyn, John, 9, 10 
Gorwy, Robert, 84 
Grafton, Elizabeth, 23 ; John, 
69 ; Richard, 23 ; Roger, 

23, 29, 73 
Grainger, Hugh, n 
Gramanton, Andrew, 121 
Grant, Roger, 8 ; Thomas, 

93 

Green, George, 39 ; Rich- 
ard, II, 23, 27, 29, 30, 

33. 34. 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 
123, 124; Roger, 100; 
Stephen, 122; William, 8 
Gregge, John, 77 
Gregory, William, 127, 134 
Griffin, Nicholas, 77 ; Rich- 
ard, 8 1 



Griffiths, Anne, 54 ; Geof- 
frey, 85 ; Isabella, 85 ; 
Margaret, 49; Mary, 78, 
79 ; Nicholas, 49, 78, 79 ; 
Robert, 53 ; Thomas, 34, 
76,78 

Grimston, 131 

Grismond, Thomas, 131 

Grubbe, Roger, 39, 107 

Guillim,John,45 ; Thomas, 
126 

Gylour, Adam, 4, 6; Chris- 
tina, 6 

Gynes, Thomas, 99 

H. 

Ilabington, William, 85 
Hackluyt, Charles, 67 ; 
Fortune, 65, 66, 69 ; 
George, 66 ; John, 121 ; 
Milo, 66; Richard, 66; 
Thomas, 65, 66, 69 
Haford, Philip, 65 
Hailes, Richard, lit 
Haleward, Richard, 121, 122 
Hall, Anne, 86; Edward, 
86; John, loo, 119; 
Mary, 136; Richard, 84; 
Simon, 86 ; Thomas, 28 
Hambury, Nicholas, 62 
Hamenasse, Ralph, 121 
Hamilton, William, 3 
Hammond, Thomas, 55 
Hampton, Walter, 7 
Hamundesham, Walter 3 
Hanbury, Thomas, 126 
Hankys, Joan, 16 ; Thomas, 

16 

Hanley, Hugh, 99 ; Nicho- 
las, i ; Philip, I ; Tho- 
mas, I 
Hardwick, Anthony, 102 ; 

Roger, 17 

Harley, John, 122 ; Mal- 
colm, 3 ; Richard, 26 
Harlow, Thomas, II, 12 
Harper, Thomas, 53 
Harris, Hugh, 28 ; William, 

6 
Harvard, John, 90; Philip, 

18 

Haukyns, John, 92, 93, 94 
Hauriis, John, 4 ; William, 

4, 5 

Havard, John, 90 
Hay, John, 7 ; Richard, 2 ; 

Robert, 109 
Haycock, Samuel, 58 
Haynes, William, 64 
Heath, Edmund, 15, 16 
Hechyn, Richard, 15 
Hele, John, 5 
Helman, Thomas, 107 
Helyon, Walter, 89 
Henor, William, 121 
Henries, William, 5 



Henry, William son of, 4 
Herbert, John, 26 
Hereford, George, 52, So, 

82, 116, 127 
Hereford, Bishop of, 14 ; 

Francis, 109; George, 

no, in ; Herbert, in 
Herne, Gilbert, 137 
Heron, Edmund, 132 ; 

Samuel, Dr., 132 
Herrington, Joan, 103 ; 

Walter, 103 
Herrys, William, 7 
Heveningham, Arthur, 125 ; 

Arthur, Sir, 124 ; Maria, 

124; Thomas, 107 
Hewitt, John, 27, 30, 33, 

34 
Hey, John, 5, 6 ; Richard, 

4, 6; Thomas, 8, 10, n j 

William, 7 
Heydon, Christopher, Sir, 

123 

Heynes, E., 28 
Hide, Hyde, Adam, 3 ; 

Agnes, 13: Bugo, 5, 6; 

Henry, 1 1 ; Hugh, 3, 4 ; 

John, 9, 14, 55 ; Richard, 

9, 10, 12, 13, 14; Roger, 

99 ; Sarah, 55 ; Thomas, 

8, n, 12, 47, 55, 61, 99; 

William, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 

15 

Higges, Richard, 75 

Higgins, Huggins, Hyggins, 
Alice, 122 ; Catrina, 122 ; 
Elanor, 125 ; Joan, 122; 
John, 122 ; Richard, 122 ; 
Roger, 122; Thomas, 
122 ; William, 125 

Hill, Hull, Hyll, Adam, 3, 
72 ; Christabella, 125 ; 
Edward, 78 ; Gabriel, 68 ; 
Hugh, 3 ; John, 4, 5, 68, 
71,72,75,86,126; Lucy, 
89 ; Nicholas, 4, 5 ; Ralph, 
3 ; Richard, 7, 63, 64, 68 ; 
Robert, I, 2; Roger, 71, 
89; Thomas, 52, 58; 
Walter, 125 ; William, 4, 
6, 64, 68, 69, 71, 75, 76 

Hillar, Thomas, 85 

Hillman, Thomas, 106 

Hinton, 57 

Hirdesford, Lucy, 89 ; 
Ralph, 89 

Hodesbuche, Matilda, 98 

Hodgekyn, Jack, 72 

Hodges, Danvers,6o; Rich- 
ard, 73 

Hodnett, Francis, 28, 36, 

37 

Hoke, John, 91 
Holder, John, 102 
Holgood, Thomas, 128 
Holgot, Robert, 7 



INDEX OF NAMES OF PERSONS. 



143 



Holland, Henry, 1 18 ; Jane, 

1 18; Joan, no, 114; 

John, no, 114, 118 ; 

John, sir, 114; Thomas, 

64, 120 

Hollis, George, Sir, 108 
Holloway, Isaac, 37 ; Rich 

ard, 54, 117; Roger, 47 ; 

Thomas, 107, 117 
Hook, Richard, 92 ; Walter, 

9' 

Hope, Henry, 127 

Hopkins, William, 8, 52 

Hopswood, 129 

Hoptori, Anne, 38 ; Bridget, 
38, 130 ; George, 38, 130; 
John, 64, 74, 75 ; Martha, 
38 ; Richard, 38 ; Richard 
Crompton, 38; Thomas, 

38 

Hore, Andrew, 89 ; Henry, 
2; Richard, I, 2, 3 ; Wil- 
liam, 2 

Home, William, 92 

Horning, John, 8 1 

Houcke, Isaac, in 

Houlder, Edward, 116; 
Matthew, 116; Richard, 
116; William, 116 

Houluston, Hugh, 85 ; Isa- 
bella, 85 ; Roger, 85 ; 
Thomas, 85 

Howard, Robert, Sir, 132 

Howes, John, 44 

Howse, John, 51 

Hubert, Richard, 128 

Huchyns, 19, 20; Isabel, 
15; John, 8, 9, 10, 12, 
13, 14; Richard, 13, 15, 

Hudson, William, 137 
Hugh, lord of Frome, 98 
Hughes, Charles, 93, 95; 

John, 26 

Humphrey, John, 35 
Humphreys, Jenkin, 81 
Hunt, Anne, 104 ; Dorothy, 
104 ; Henry, 36 ; John, 
89, 100 ; Richard, 101, 
103, 104; Thomas, 100; 
Walter, 7; William, 9, 
10, 100 

Hunter, John, 17 
Huntesley, Walter, 89 
Hurdesley, Adam, 6 ; Rich- 
ard, 2, 6 

Hussey, Edward, 56 
Hyndbosc, Simon, n 
Hynkley, Agnes, 13 ; Tho- 
mas, 13 



I. 

Ingram, William, 73 



J- 

Jackson, Phineas, 135 
James, 133 ; Elizabeth, 133 ; 

Higgons, 127, 133, 135; 

John, 75, 125, 126; 

Mercy, 133; Walter, 44 
Janies, Richard, 4, 5 
Jeffes, William, 93, 98 
Jeffreys, Elizabeth, 133, 

135; Henry, 59, 127; 

Samuel, 60 
Jenkinson, Durant, 51 
Jennings, John, 48, 59 
lerningham, Francis, 123, 

124 ; Henry, Knt., 122, 

123 ; Thomas, 107 
Jeune, Adam, 85 ; John, 84 
Johnson, 129 
Jokys, Hugh, 63 
Joliff, Benjamin, 135 
Jolly, Susan, 60 
Jones, David, 81 ; Eleanor, 

104 ; James, 104 ; John, 

59 ; Philip, 39, 102, 104 ; 

Thomas, 104 

Jorden, Christian, 70 ; Mat- 
thias, 46 ; Nathaniel, 77 ; 

Robert, 69, 70, 73, 83; 

Susan, 77 ; Thomas, 70 ; 

William, 77 
Juvenis, William, 98 
Jyger, Henry, 73 

K. 

Karcy, Richard, 2 ; Walter, 

2 

Karver, John, 47 
Kelmescote, John, 9, 10 ; 

Malyn, 12, 13; William, 

8, 9, 10, 12, 13 
Kendrick, Edward, 59 
Kerle, William, 101 
Ketel, Henry, i, 2, 3; 

Juliana, 3 
Kettleby,John,86; Richard, 

76,77 

Killingworth, Thomas, 108 
King, James, 53 ; Penelope, 

53 ; Thomas, 60 ; Walter, 

44 

Kinson, William, 23 

Kirby, Richard, 41, 42, 109 

Kirke, Matthew, 31 

Kneyl, Philip, 7 

Knytwyne, Agnes, 84 ; Ri- 
chard, 86 

Kynnett, John, 39 

Kynvord, Richard, 128 



Lake, Arthur, 74, 76 
Lane, 129; Catherine, 51; 
Edward, 52, 53, 60 ; 



Jane, 52, 57; John, 51, 

57, 5 8 - 59, '13; Mar X, 
60 ; Richard, 49, 91 ; 
Robert, 54, 116, 117; 
William, 90, 94 

Langford, Anne, 92 ; 
Charles, 96 ; George, 74, 
75, 76 ; Richard, 92, 96 ; 
Thomas, 92, 132 ; Wil- 
liam, 91, 92 

Langley, Isabel, 132 

Langton, John, 3 

Languish, John, 109 

Lanton, Thomas, 128 

Laton, Thomas, 50 

Launde, John, 15; Richard, 

15 

Lawarne, Geoffrey, 84 
Lawrence, William, 1 1 1 
Layton, Richard, 108 ; Wil- 
liam, 108 

Lebisp, Henry, 3, 4 
Lee, John, 15 

Leefe, Elizabeth, 25 ; Joan, 
25 ; John, 25 ; Robert, 

25 

Leery, John, 81 

Leese, Margaret, 25 ; John, 

25 

Leeth, Agnes, 25,85 ; John, 
25 ; Thomas, 25 ; Walter, 

2 5 

Leighton, Charles, 66, 108 ; 
Richard, 106 ; William, 
106, 109 

Lemme, Thomas, 59 

Lench, Ralph, 73 

Leveson, Thomas, 93 

Lewes, Lewis, Edward, 92, 
94 ; Griffin, 69, 71 ; 
Richard, 49 

Lingen, Elizabeth, 22, 40 ; 
James, 22, 39, 40, 44, 58, 
60, 61, 118 ; Mary, 60, 
61 ; Philip, 122 ; Walter, 
.22, 39 

Linsey, Edward, 56 

Littelton, Anne, 42 ; Gil- 
bert, Sir, 42 ; Humphrey, 

37 

Lodges, Margaret, 25 ; Tho- 
mas, 25 

Lone, Isabella, 13 ; John, 
17 ; Roger, 13 

Long, Alured, I ; Walter, 
Knt., 96 

Longels, Robert, 99 

Longford, George, J6 ; 
Thomas, 126 

Longley, John, 7 ; Richard, 
I 

Lome, John, 62 

Lovell, Francis, 29, 103 

Lowe, Thomas, 35, 104 

Lucas, Edward, 69 

Lucy, Thomas, 39 

Lufton, Charles, 48 



144 



INDEX OF NAMES OF PERSONS. 



Lye, Nicholas, 98; Tho- 
mas, 64, 101 
Lytler, Rich., 38 



M. 

Mace, Henry, 114 

Malet, Tho., 108 

Mapp, George, 83 ; Mary, 
83 ; William, 64 

Marklowe, William, 28 

Marlow, Richard, 122 

Marne, Thomas, 33 

Marscal, William, 121 

Marshall, Geoffrey, 3 

Martin, John, 77, 109 ; 
Richard, 31 ; son of Tho- 
mas the Chaplain, 2 

Mason, Anne, 20 ; Anthony, 
107 ; Jane, 50 ; Joan, 50, 
51 ; Joyce, 107; Richard, 
5, 51, 77, 107, 1 10, 112; 
Walter, 19, 20, 105 

Mathew, John, 117 ; Ri- 
chard, 25 

Matthews, Alice, 54, 58 ; 
Henry, 131 ; John, 54, 
58 ; Thomas, 58 

Maune, T., 33 

Maw, Henry, 60 

Mayel, Christina, 98 ; John, 
98 ; Roger, 98 

Mazy, George, 119 

Meast, Thomas, 123 

Mence, Richard, 61 

Mercer, Peter, 99 

Meredith, Walter, 92 

Meres, 135 

Merymon, Alice, 14 ; John, 
14 

Micoles, Roger, 12 

Middleton, John, 27 ; Tho- 
mas, 6 1 

Mile, Richard, 84 

Miles, Hugh, 104 

Millichop, Nicholas, 131 

Milner, 135, 136 ; John, 95 

Milward, Anne, 97 ; Ben- 
jamin, 97 ; Robert, 132 ; 
Thomas, Sir, 132 

Mitton, Ed., 44 

Mochwoln, William, 4 

Mond, John, 65 

Monhus, Alice, 100 ; John, 
100 ; Richard, 100 

Moninge, Anthony, 86 

Montague, Viscount, An- 
thony, 123 

Moore, Caleb, 96 ; Eliza- 
beth, 79 ; Hugh, 69 ; 
Samuel, 126 

Moorley, Thomas, 71, 72 

More, Richard A., 68 ; Wil- 
liam, 62, 63 

Morgan, Thomas, Sir, 134 

Morley, Richard, 99 



Morris, Humphrey, 95 ; 
John, in; Margaret, 49 ; 
Mary, 78, 79 ; Nicholas, 
49, 77, 78, 79 J Richard, 
34 ; Thomas, 34, 76, 78, 

93- 94, 95 

Morrison, Thomas, 92 
Mortiboyes, William, 88 
Mortimer, Elizabeth, 18 ; 

Hugh, Knt., 14, 18, 99 ; 

John, 99; John, Knt., 

16, 17, 100 ; Richard, Sir, 

99 ; William, 3 
Moseley, John, 64 
Mosse, Edward, 51, 57 ; 

Elizabeth, 51, 53; Samuel, 

Si, S3, 57 
Mound, Thomas, 64, 70, 

71 ; William, 70 
Mulle, Thomas, 90 
Mulleward, John, II 
Munnie, Thomas 68 
Mitlow, Richard, 96 ; W., 

93 ; William, 95 



N. 

Nan fan, John, 131 

Nash, John, 62 ; Thomas, 62 

Nekles, Joan, 128 

Newport, Ed ward, 73; John, 
80, 8 1 

Newton, John, 78, 96 

Nevill, Mary, 131 ; Ro- 
bert, 73 ; Roger, 22, 23, 
24, 28,29, 3', 32,69 

Nicholas, Anthony, 36, 68 

Nicholetts, Anthony, 39, 
80, 81 ; Gilbert, 81 ; 
Richard, 45, 66, 67, 79, 87 

Norman, William, I2O 

Normeat, Jo., 95 

Northampton, Earl of, 
James, 132 

Notere, Benedict, 84 

Nott, William, 102 

Numan, John, 124 



O. 

Oldbury, John, 12 

Olffa, see Oliver 

Oliver, Elizabeth, 103 ; Ro- 
bert, 31, 33, 34 ; Roger, 
102, 103 ; Thomas, 103, 
106 ; Walter, 108 ; Wil- 
liam, 23 

Osbert, Adam, son of, 128 ; 
William, son of, 2, 3 

Oseland, Isabel, 44 ; John, 
44, 112, 113; Margaret, 
60 ; Richard, 44 ; Roger, 
59, 60 ; Thomas, 56, 58 ; 
William, 58, 60 

Otherton, Alexander, 84 ; 



Richard, 84 ; Walter, 84 ; 
William, 85 

Ovington, Eleanor, 44 ; Ro- 
bert, 40, 42, 44, 109 

Owen, Edward, IOI ; How- 
ell, 102 ; Tho., 134 

Oxford, Bishop of, 132 ; 
Countess of, Anne, 113, 
114, 115 ; Countess of, 
Beatrix, 45 ; Earl of, 1 14 ; 
Earl of, Aubrey, 45, 114 

Oxonford, Beatrix, 45 



P. 

Pace, James, 87 

Page, Richard, 77 

Palmer, Andrew, 26 ; Ri- 
chard, 91, 122 

Pannyng, John, 6, J, 8 ; 
Richard, 4 

Paolnshale, Richard, 121 

Paris, Roger, 98 

Parker, John, 12, 14, 15, 
16 ; Richard, 15, 16, 79, 
109 ; Richard, D.D. , 46 

Parkyns, George, 124 ; John, 
102 ; Richard, 24, 25, 27, 
28, 29, 30, 34 

Parsons, John, 44 

Parton, John, 85 

Patchets, Will., 70 

Paternoster, Alice, 128 ; 
William, 128 

Pateshall, Izotta, 23 ; John, 
23 ; William, 23, 24, 105 

Paty, Margery, 9, 10 

Pauncefote, Dorothy, 94 ; 
Emeric, 89 ; Grimbald, 
89, 90 ; Hugh, 89 ; John, 
9, 92, 93, 94 : Margaret, 
90 ; Petronilla, 89 ; Ri- 
chard, 93, 94; Sibilla, 
89 ; Thomas, 90 

Payne, Alice, 14, 15, 16 ; 
John, 13, 14, 23, 28; 
William, 15, 16 

Peirson, Philip, 51 

Peix, Thomas, 108 

Pencombe, John, 99 

Penebrugge, John, Knt., 121 

Penies, Francis, 30 

Pennell, Edward, 77, 112; 
Thomas, 75, 77 ; William, 

7, 72, 74, 75 

Peny, John, 70 ; Roger, 70 
Percival, D., 50 
Perkes, Isabella, 68 ; John, 

64 
Perkins, Catherine, 113; 

Eleanor, 104 ; Jane, 104 ; 

Joan, 18 ; John, 104, 109 ; 

John, Sir, 104 ; Thomas 

18, 81 ; Ursula, 104 
Perrins, Philip, 112 
Perrott, James, 77 



INDEX OF NAMES OF PERSONS. 



Perry, Pirry, Pyrry, Adam, 
3 ; Anne, 101 ; Elizabeth, 
117 ; Francis, 119 ; Gil- 
bert, 6, 7 ; Henry, 3 ; 
Hugh, 102; James, 119 ; 
Jane, 116 ; John, 55, 112, 
113, 116, 117, 119 ; Mar- 
garet, 24 ; Mary, 1 10, 
113 ; Matthew, 6, 116 ; 
Miles, 4 ; Richard, 17, 

100, no, 113 ; Robert, 
104 ; Roger, 24 ; Sibilla, 
6, 121 ; Simon, 6, 121 ; 
Thomas, 7, 39, 101 ; 
William, 4, 5, 8, 19, 20, 

101, IO2, 1 10 
Persons, Thomas, 131 
Peryn, John, 99 
Pettus, John, 126 
Petty, Selv., 114 

Peyto, Griffith, 126 ; Wil- 
liam, 126 

Philip, John, 89 

Phillips, Evan, 95 ; Fabian, 
45. 5. 78, 114; Francis, 
95 ; John, 70 ; Maud, 105, 
106 ; Robert, 105 ; Wil- 
liam, 64, 74, 75 

Pilcher, William, 106 

I'itt, Pitts, see Pytts 

l'leydell,EdwardMorton,l37 

Pole, Pool, Joan, 4 ; John, 
3, 4, 5, 8, n, 15, 16; 
Richard, II ; Thomas, 16, 
17, 99, ico, 129; Wil- 
liam; 14, 15, no, in 

Pooton, Richard, 91 

Portham, Richard, 7 

Potter, Thomas, in, 116 

Pottle, William, 92 

Powell, Edward, 50: George, 
69 ; Jeremiah, 125 ; John, 
83 ; Richard, 45, 102, 
118 ; Thomas, 95 

Poyte, Poytes, John, 8; 
Richard, 8, II 

Pratt, Robert, 28 ; William, 
27 

Preston, Thomas, 137 

Price, Eleanor, 54, 134 ; 
Owen, 54, 134 

Pritchard, Henry, 95 

Procter, Roger, 85 ; Wil- 
liam, 122, 123 

Prothero, William, 44 

Pryde, John, 89 

Puddlestone, Christiana, 3 ; 
Simon, 3 ; William, 3 

Purslow, John, 56 

Pychard, Eleanor, 102, 103 ; 
George, 102 ; William, 103 

Pyn, Philip, 8, 10, n, 16 ; 
Richard, 6, 7, n 

Pynner, Humphrey, 126 

Pytt, Pytts, Pitt, Pitts, 
Alice, 23 ; Anne, 134 ; 
Bridget, 38,130; Dorothy, 



105 ; Edmund, 61, 88, 
'36, '37 ! Edward, 22, 
23. 24, 25. 27. 28, 29, 30, 

31, 32, 33. 34, 35' 36, 37, 
39, 44, 45- 46. 48, 49, 
So, 5', 53- 56, 66, 69,70, 
73, 77, 79, So, 103, no, 
in, 112, 113, 114, 116, 

117, I2O, 123, 124, 129, 

130, 131, 133, 137; Ed- 
ward, Knt., 35, 38, 39, 

42, 43, 47, 73- I0 5, '3 ; 
Elizabeth, 23, 24, 25, 
46, 49, 78, 79, 82, 116, 
'33- '34, 136; Isabel, 
105 ; James, 23, 25, 26, 
27, 36, 37, 44, 45, 46, 52, 
53, 54, 55, 56, 59, 77, &>> 
82, 88, 105, 106, no, 117, 

118, 119, 124, 126, 127, 
'33, 134, 135; James, 
Knt., 38, 40, 42, 43, 44, 
5', 69, 73, 76, 77, 78, 
82, 87, 106, 107, 109, 
no, 113, 124, 130, 131, 
136; Jane, 52, 56, 57; 
Joan, 30, 32,130; Job, 57; 
John, 19, 20, 26, 27, 31, 

32, 49, 52, 56, 105 ; Ka- 
therine, 22, 58, 88 ; Lucy, 
127, 135; Margaret, 36, 

78, 79, 82 ; Martha, 57 ; 
Mary, 45 ; Matthew, 48 ; 
Mercy, 133 ; Richard, 9, 
22, 24, 36, 45, 49, 51 ; 
Robert, 23, 24, 100 ; Ro- 
g er , 36, 51; Samuel, 51, 
56, 57, 5 8 - 59.60,61,83, 
88, 97, 119, 120,134,135, 
136, 137 ; Scudamore, 78, 

79, 82, 127, 134; Tho- 
mas, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 
51, 52, 56, 57, 58, 59; 
Thomas Stanley, 133 ; 
William, 20, 21, 22, 23, 
25, 27, 29, 30, 33, 35, 76, 
92, 105, 106 

Pyvinch, Henry, no, 114; 
Izotta, no, 114; Jane, 
114; William, no, 114 

R. 

Ralph, parson of Cure, I 

Rasto, Richard, 92 

Ratcliff, Richard, 109 

Kawlings, Anne, 87 ; Fran- 
cis, 1 19 ; John, 94, 95 ; 
Thomas, 87, 94, 95 

Read, Reed, etc., Edward, 
45. 46, 50, 107, 108, 109 ; 
Geoffrey, 121 ; John, 108; 
Richard, 108 ; Robert, 
121 ; Rowland, 46 ; Tho- 
mas, 121 ; Walter, 108 

keddyng, Richard, 28, 29 

Ree, Isaac, 57 



Renton, James, 79 

Reve, Ruth, 131 ; Walter, 
17, 18 

Richard, Philip, 101 ; Rec- 
tor of Hasfield, 89 ; Wil- 
liam, 104 ; William, son 
of, 128 

Roche, Edward, 50 ; Rich- 
ard, 40, 50 

Rock, John, 46, 77 

Rodland, William, 2 

Rogers, Alice, 91 ; John, 
126; Thomas, 123; Wal- 
ter, 91 

Roland, Brun, 2 

Rolant, Osbert, 2 

Romby, William, 81 

Romein, Ralph, 3 

Rondul, Hugh, 121 ; Ma- 
tilda, 121 

Roter, Hugh, 84, 85 ; Wil- 
liam, 84, 85 

Rous, Anthony, 125 ; Wal- 
ter, 90 

Rowbery, William, 26 

Rowden, Anthony, 118 ; 
Richard, 9, 10 

Rudge, Ambrose, 45 

Rushout, James, 60 ; John, 
Bart., 137 

Russell, Edward, 48, 52, 
61; John, 88, 90; Tho- 
mas, 128 

Ruyhall, Catherine, 90 ; 
Richard, 90 



S. 

Sabery, Thomas, 80, 97 
Saltford, Joan, 84 ; John, 85 
Salwey, Humphrey, 105 ; 

Richard, 73, 80, 81 
Samford, Lord, 113, 114 
Samson, William, 45 
Sandys, Martin, 136, 137 ; 

Samuel, 35, 38, 56 
Saterthwaite, William, 134 
Saunders, Mary, 87 ; Tho- 
mas, 87 

Savage, Thomas, 73 ; Wal- 
ter, Sir, 39 

Scodiar', Agnes, 4; Wil- 
liam, 4 

Scott, John, 132 
Seakyn, Henry, 39 
Sebourne, John, 102 
Sefton, John, 48, 49, 51, 

80, 113; William, 41 
Selman, Richard, 91, 95 
Seward, Abr. , 134; Isaac, 

'34 

Sharp, Thomas, 135 ; Wil- 
liam, 24 

Sheffield, 34, 129 ; Jane, 

5! J hn . 3', 32,41, 42, 
44, 48, 49, 51 ; Margaret, 



146 



INDEX OF NAMES OF PERSONS. 



59; Richard, 31, 32, 49, 
51 ; Thomas, 31, 32 ; 
William, 50, 51, 59 

Sheldon, Ralph, 31 

Shepherd, James, 109; Tho- 
mas, 109; William, n, 17 

Sheward, Thomas, 131 

Shirley, Hugh, 16 

Shobdon, Lucy, 6 ; Richard, 
6 ; William, 6 

Shollee, Richard, 89 

Shorye, Henry, 128 

Sidney, Henry, K.G., 27 

Simmons, John, 75 

Slade, Thomas, 38, 102 

Smallman, Anna, 127 ; Fran- 
cis, 131 ; Lucy, 135 ; Wil- 
liam, 132, 135 

Smart, Agnes, 100 

Smith, Smyth, Alice, 128; 
Dorothy, 105 ; Edward, 
47, 52; Elizabeth, 117; 
Henry, 117; Humphrey, 
82, 127 ; James, 52 ; Joan, 
117; John, 6, 28, 29, 54, 
55, 71, 102, 103, U2, 114, 
117, 118, 132; Joyce, 

105, 114; Margery, 47, 
55, 112; Mary, 55, 112, 
117, 118; Maud, 106 ; 
Philip, 2 ; Reginald, 2 ; 
Richard, 4, 6, 78, 105, 

106, no; Robert, 101 ; 
Roger, 71, 106 ; Sarah, 
117; Susan, 117; Tho- 
mas, 47, 51, 68, 11, 105, 
113, 118, 132!; Thurston, 
Knt., 132 ; William, 47, 
105, 128 

Snell, John, 7, .12 

Somervyll, Thomas, 70 

Somesett, Jno., 124 

Somner, Simon, 12, 13 

Sparchford, John, 91 

Sparry, John, no 

Spilsbury, Richard, 80 ; 
Thomas, 8 1, 82, 83 ; Wil- 
liam, 82 

Springhose, Ralph, 3 

Stafford, Thomas, 62 

Stamiare, Will., 108 

Stanley, Anne, 136; Eliza- 
beth, 134, 136; Mercy, 
136 ; Thomas, 46, 133, 
'34, 135, 136; Thomas, 
Sir, 134, 136 

Staverton, Jo., in 

Steward, Jane, 112 

Stockton, Richard, 121 ; 
Roger, 99 

Stodyere, Reginald, 98 

Stone, Walter, 126 

Street, Nicholas, 89 

Stubbs, Robert, 101 

Sturmy, John, i, 2, 3, 8 

Style, William, 102 

Sudbur, Thomas, 63 



Suggedon, Richard, 128 

Sutton, John, I, 2 ; Rich- 
ard, 3 

Sweyn, John, 84 ; Richard, 
84 

Symons, George, 68, 7 ! 
John, 15 ; Thomas, 64 

Syrecock, Richard, 85 



T. 

Taylor, Edmund, 14 ; Eliza- 
beth, 45 ; Hugh, 99 ; 
Humphrey, 101 ; John, 17, 
1 8, 89, 92 ; Lucy, 45 ; 
Morgan, 99 ; Richard, 63, 
1 13 ; Thomas, 50 ; Wil- 
liam, 45, 60, 71, 99 

Textor, Joan, 98 ; Thomas, 
98 

Thomas, Hugh, 50; Rich- 
ard, 83 ; the Chaplain of 
Wolverlow, 2 

Thorley, W., 86 

Thorn, Richard, 7 

Thornbury, Hugh, 3 

Thornton, Thomas, 72 

Thorpe, William, 35 

Thynne, Charles, 96; Wil- 
liam, 126 

Tiles, Thomas, 1 6 

Tillye, John, 92 

Titebach, Hugh, 7 ; Mar- 
gery, 7 

Toller, Edw., 36 

Tolly, Susan, 58 ; Thomas, 

77 

Tombs, John, 61 

Tomlins, John, 17, 18 ; 
Richard, 92 

Tompkyns, Philip, 102 ; 
Thomas, 102 ; William, 
1 02 

Tones, William, 69 

Tonnerdyne, Thomas, 71 

Tooke, Thomas, 125 

Tomer, William, 68 

Towne, Thomas, 15 

Townshend, Henry, 56 ; 
Richard, 71 

Towreson, William, 28 

Tracy, Anne, 86 ; Shakerley, 
86 ; Paul, Sir, 86 ; Rich- 
ard, 86 ; Robert, 87 

Trevor, 135, 136 

Trewback, 81 

Trump, Richard, IO2 

Turberville, Turvile, Tur- 
bill, Turble, Charles, 41, 
104 ; Edward, 129 ; Fran- 
cis, 44; John, 13, 22,24, 
69, 112; Martha, 112; 
Nicholas, 8 ; Richard, 15, 
7, I9,3i,3 2 ,44; Roger, 
31,32 ; Thomas, 24; Wil- 
liam, 28, 29, 112, 119 



Turner, Arthur.iog ; George, 
87; Timothy, 126 ; Wil- 
liam, 70 ; Turnerdyne, 
Thomas, 70 

Tyle, John, 3 

Tyler, Elizabeth, 106 ; John, 
101 ; William, 106 

Tyndall, John, 39 

V. 

Vaughan, John, 95, 122, 125 
Vere, Aubrey, 45 ; Aubrey, 

Earl of Oxford, 113, 114; 

Daniel, 108 ; John, Sir, 

45, 108 ; Mary, 45 
Visch, Alice, 7 ; Edith, 7 ; 

John, 7 ; Margery, 7 : 

Stephen, 7 ; William, 7 
Vyrnold, William, 100 

W. 

Wainwright, Jas., 134 ; Tho- 
mas, 64 

Wakefield, Gervase, 51 ; 
Nry(<r),5l 

Waldron, John, 61 ; John, 
112 ; Richard, 6 1 

Waleys, Nicholas, 84 

Walker, John, 85 ; Robert, 
85 ; Susanna, 59 ; Tho- 
mas, 78 

Walkins, James, 52 

Wallcroft, Simon, 98, 99 

Wallen, Edith, 2 

Walsh, Margery, 9, 10 ; 
Mercy, 135 ; Ralph, 10, 
II, 12 ; Richard, 9, 10 

Walwyn, Richard, 90 ; Ro- 
ger, 102 ; Thomas, 65, 
90, 101 

Ward, John, 23 

Warham, Archbishop of 
Canterbury, 63 

Warncomb, James, 123 

Warrold, Jo., 129 

Washburne, William, I 

Washington, Lawrence, 31 

Watkins, Mr., 45 ; Susan, 
135 i William, no 

Watkyns, William, n 

Weaver, Geoffrey, 16 

Webb, David, 12 ; John, 
99, 128; T., 34; Tho- 
mas, 25 

Wemme, Edward, 39 

Wenwood, John, 80 

Were, William, 98 

Wern, John, 36 

West, Thomas, Knt., 18 

Weston, James, 39 ; Thomas, 

55, "8 
Weyman, Margaret, 25 : 

Robert, 25 
Whichcote, Elizabeth, 119 



INDEX OF NAMES OF PERSONS. 



White, Richard, 53 
Whitford, John, n, 13 
Whitney, Kichard, 21 
Whittington, Guy, 90 ; Ro- 
bert, 89 ; William, 89 
Wight, Rundolph, 46, 53 
Wike, Catherine, 47, 48 ; 

Edward, 47, 48 
Wilde, Thomas, 60 
Wilford, Elizabeth, 22 ; Ni- 
cholas, 22 ; Thomas, 22, 
24, 27, 28, 124, 125 
Wilkes, Elizabeth, 113 ; 

William, 113 

Wilkins, Richard, 7 ; Roger, 
9, ii, 13; William, 13, 

H 

Willes, Thomas, 39 

William, Lewis, 132 ; son 
of Richard, 128 ; the 
cleric, 121 

Williams, Griffith, 108 ; 
Rowland, 96 ; Thomas, 
92, 106 ; Williams, 125 

Wills, Francis, 72 

Wilmot, Olive, 58 

Wilson, Anthony, 108 ; Tho- 
mas, 67, 69, 71 ; William, 
102 

Winde, Thomas, 105 

Winford, John, 125 ; John, 
Sir, 8 1 ; Richard, 20, 21 



Winnington, Salwey, 88 

Winter, Roger, 18 

Winton, 129; Bridget, 50; 
Edward, 92, 94 ; Francis, 
40; Humphrey, 54 ; James, 

29. 5. 77, 79, i2, 103, 
109 ; John, 45, 78, no, 
III, 130 ; William, 16, 17 

Winwood, Arthur, 78, 79 ; 
Edward, 106 ; Elizabeth, 
106 ; John, 81, 106 ; Tho- 
mas, 77 

Wogan, Henry, Knt., 90; 
Margaret, 90 

Wolf, John, 93, 95 

Wolferlow, Adam, 4 ; Rich- 
ard, I 

Wolley, John, 15 

Wolsey, Cardinal, 63 

Wolveley, Margery, 102 

Wood, Richard, no, in; 
Thomas, 45 

Woodyatt, John, 55,59, 112 

Wormeall, N., 96 

Wotton, Richard, 36, 38, 
124 

Wroth, Philip, 90 

Wyard, John, 5 ; Robert, 
I, 2 

Wyche, 131 

Wyer, Thomas, 87 



Wyke, Thomas, 89 
Wylde, Charles, 75 
Wynde, Thomas, IIO 
Wyton, John, 49 



Y. 

Yapp, Thomas, 119, 135 
Yarnold, Anne, 115 ; Eliz., 

114; John, 53 
Yate, Alice, 97 ; William, 

97 

Yeomans, IOI ; Alice, 52, 
113, 119, 120: George, 

47, 48, 49- 5- 55, 79, 
106,107,112,113; Hum- 
phrey, 107, 119, 120 ; Isa- 
bel, 107; Roger, 113,114, 
1 20 ; Thomas, 113 

York, Archbishop of, Wol- 
sey, 63 

Young, Edith, 98 ; John, 
98 ; Stephen, 98, 99 ; 
William, 98 



Zonge, Adam, 84 ; John, 85 



INDEX OF NAMES OF PLACES. 



Names occurring more than once on a page are indexed only once. 



A. 

ACONBURY, 4 
Acton Burnell, 38 
Acton Pigott, 38 
Alderley, 46, 136 
Aldington, 36 
Allesley, 17 
Arpeton, 7 
Ashley, 125 
Ashperton, 89, 105 
Ashsturmy, 6 
Astley, 125, 126 
Aston, 122 
Atferton, 125 
Authornd, 2 
Ayley, 132 
Aylmere's Ditch, 121 
Aysh, 121 



B. 

Bache, 122 
Bache close, 41 
Bagenham, 86 
Bagnall, Great, 129 
Bagnall, Little, 59 
Bagnalls, 53, 57, 58 
Bahallon, 132 
Ball Hill, 119 
Balliol College, 133 
Baly Glace, 134 
Bank, 55, 61 

Banwalls, 22, 28, 29, 33, 
34, 35, 39,40, 44, 58,60 
BanwalPs Gate, 28 
Barretts, 64 
Beare Meadow, 118 
Bechamwey, 12 1 
Beckall Field, 48, 49, 50, 52 
Befold, 72 
Bentley, 90 
Beoley, 31 
Bere Furlong, 62 
Berrow, 136 
Berry Field, 126 
Bickley, 65, 68 
Birfield, 132 
Birtsmorton, 136 
Bishop's Wick, 87 



Black Fen, 60, 115 

Blakewell, 57 

Bockleton, 3, II, 15, 19, 24, 

25, 26,27,35,39,49, 51. 

S3- 54, 55, 56, 58, 59, 62 

99, , 34 
Bodenham, 29, 103 
Bodeswall, 62, 70 
Borgoy's Fields, 90 
Borrall, 19 
Bosebury, 105 
Bote Lode, 71, 72 
Bradbruge, 2 
Bradley, 2 
Bransford, 84 
Bread Heath, 81 
Bredon, 16 
Bredonbury, 55, 112 
Brereley, 124 
Brick House, 54, 55, 112, 

117 

Bristol, 91 
Broadcroft, 10 
Broadcroft Green, 1 1 
Broad Heath, 69 
Broad Meadow, 105 
Brockhampton, 98 
Bromfield, 92, 93, 94 
Bromyard, 4, 9, 10, n, 12, 

13, 16, 17, 30, 32, 34, 

41, 54, 58, 59, 60, 98, 

99, 100, 105, 109, no, 

in, 113, 116, 118 
Bromyard, Chantry at, 9 
Bromyard Down, 98 
Broompleck, 77 
Broxash, Hundred of, 129 
Bullfield, 126 
Burbach Brook, 77 
Burches, n, 107 
Burford, 63, 64, 66, 67 
Burford, Barony of, 42, 43 
Burghill, 65 
Bury Furlong, 62 
Bury Lane End, 62 
Bury's tenement, 70 
Butterley, 30, 31, 32, 101, 

104, 107, no, 112. 113, 

114, 115, 118, 119, 135 
Byllyngslate, 72 
Byre Furlong, 62 



C. 

Caldwell, 8 
Callram, 64 
Calvisham, 62, 63, 65, 66, 

75, 7.6 

Cambridge, 132 
Canginford, 38 
Canon Pyon, 56, 128 
Cattesbrain, 121, 122 
Caverham, 67 
Caynesfield, 67, 68, 71, 72, 

74 

Challoner's Ground, 129 
Chanston, 134 
Chapel Close, 23 
Charlecote, 39 
Charterhouse, 42 
Charlton, 36 
Chartham, 92 
Chaveridge, I, 17, 22, 29, 

39, 40, 80, 83 
Cheveridge Wood, 76, 78, 

79 

Cheaps, Ward of, 55 

Cheston Hall, 126 

Cholstrey, 124 

Church ditch, 85 

Church field, 71 

Church Furlong, 68 

Church Pool, 1,8, 119 

City of London, 136 

Claines, 39 

Clark's Land, 86 

Cleaton Field, 56 

Cleobury Mortimer, 76 

Clifford, 21 

Clifton, ii 

Clun, Honour of, 132 

Cockshotfield, II 

Cockshute Hill Field, 81 

Coctone, 98 

Coffey, 123 

Cold Weston, 38 

Colepark, 104 

Colliford's Field, 113 

Collington, II, 30, 31, 32, 
98, 104, 105, 107, 109, 
no, in, 113, 115, 116 
117, 118, 119, 120, 137 

Colyton, 102 



INDEX OF NAMES OF PLACES. 



149 



Comball, 33, 34 
Common Home, 86 
Cony Greve, 42 
Corner, The, 60 
Costehall, 86 
Cotewynbach, 10 
Cotheridge, 84, 85, 87, 88 
Court House, Hanley Child, 

83 

Cowarne, 89, 90, 91, 92, 

93, 94, 95, 96, 132, 133 
Cow Leasow, 118 
Crist Closes, 103 
Croft, 101 
Cronckhill, 41 
Crowenest, 84 
Croxwall Street, IOI 
Crufting, The, 98 
Culureweie, l 
Cureslade, 13 



D. 

Dean Furlong, 62 
Deston, 61 

Dodenhill, 68, 70, 75 
Dodydaleshope, 9, 10 
Down, The, 56, 71 
Drayton, 97 
Dunclent, 44 
Dungeon Meadow, 58 
Dynham, 91, 96 
Dynthill, 64 



E. 

Earl's Court, 73 

East Greenwich Memorial, 

133 

Eastham, 17, 25, 29, 33, 
34, 35- 53, 62, 63, 66, 
67, 68, 69, 73, 75, 76, 
77,82 

Eaton, 96 

Eaton Grange, 69 

Edengryge, 72 

Edwin, 31, 34, 105, 107, 135 

Edwin, High, 116 

Edwin Loach, 30, 32, 102, 
104, 117 

Edwin Ralph, 30, 32, 58, 
59, 98, 101, 102, 103, 
104, 105, 106, 107, 109, 

IIO, III, 112, 113, 114, 

115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 

120 

Edwin's Batch, 60, 115 
Edwin's Wood, 101, 105, 

lid, 117 

Egleton, 92, 93, 94 
Eighe, 107 
Ellarne Way, 71 
Elton, 122 
Elyton, 122 
Epitham's Cross, 70 



Erdford, 70 
Estenhull, 84 
Estfield, 7 
Eswald Field, 53 
Eton Gamage, 65 

F. 

Falcon Court, London, 35, 

37 

Farm, The, 61 
Fearne Hill, 68, 99 
Feathers, 126 
Ferme Place, 65 
Ferny Batch, 118 
Fishpool Close, 105 
Flag Land, 86 
Fleet Street, London, 35, 

37, 123, 124 
Flints, 29, 58 
Ford, 23 
Forteys, 85 
Frankley, 42 
Frog Meadow, 41 
Frome, Little, 98 
Fulhams, 17, 18, 76, 77, 

78, 82, 127 



G. 

Galnhulle, 6 
Garland, The, 1 15 
Garmesley, 36, 37, 49, 52, 

5 6 > 57 

Garmesley Hill, 105 
Glebe Land, 54 
Gloucester, 6 
Godrich, 89 
Golden Wick, 86, 87 
Goverhill, 107, 109 
Grafton, 134 
Gramanton, 121 
Graphne, 54 
Gray's Inn, 31, 95 
Great Bagnall, 129 
Great Cowarn, 89 
Great Kyre, 135 
Green Moor, 131 
Greenwich, East, Manor of, 

133 

Greete, 73 
Griffiths' Grove, 34 
Grimley, 87 

Grove, The, 78, 79, 82, 83 
Gubberhill, 108 
Guild.of Palmers' Garden, 91 
Gwerngo, 95 



H. 

Hakesow, 88 
Halfpenny Plecks, 120 
Hallow, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88 
Hamnashe, 21,65, I2I > I22 



Hancockshelde, II 
Hanebury, 100 
Hanging Grove, 22 
Hanley, i, 59 
Hanley Child, 27, 28, 29, 

33- 34, 35, 66, 69, 70, 

73, 74. 76, 77, 78, 79, 

80, 82, 83 
Hanley, Nether, 69, 70, 76, 

78, So 

Hanley, Over, 69 
Harp, The, 65, 96 
Harpeton, 7 
Hartlebury, 100 
Harton Farm, IOI 
Hasfield, 89, 90, 92, 93, 94 
Hawford's Lane, 65 
Hawle Place, 19 
Hawthorns, The Three, 81 
Hayes Mill, 103, no, 115 
Hazel walls, 15 
Heath, The, 60, 115 
Heathes, 60 
Heightley, 90 
Henor, 122 
Henorfold, 65 
Henwick, 86 
Hereford, 56 
Hereford Castle, 129 
Hereford, Little, 65 
Hestenhull, 84 
Hidamheld, 5 
Hide, Hyde, 5, 9, 12, 13, 

14, 17, 23, 24, 29, 47, 

.52, 54 

High Edwyn, 116 
High Lye, 16 
Highgate, 115 
Hill, Hull, 28, 29, 32, 60, 

61,66 

Hill, Bockleton, 27 
Hill Place, 19, 44 
Hill Pool, 55 
Hipperclose, 58 
Hoarstone Field, 113, 115 
Hochyns' Lands, 19 
Hockefield, 64 
Hodesbachefield, 98 
Holbeach, 73 
Holborn, London, 31 
Hollywell Field, 81 
Holt, 19, 135 
Holt Castle, 58, 59, 60 
Home Castle, 58, 59, 60 
Hope Bagot, 56 
Hoppes Hill, 71 
Hopton, 38 
Hornsey, 115 
Horton, 92, 117 
Horton, Lower, 61, 1 12 
Houleston, Hulston, 84, 85, 

86 

Howson, 87, 88 
Hunt House, 75 
Huntingfield, 132 
Hurdesley, 29 
Huytesleye, 85 



ISO 



INDEX OF NAMES OF PLACES. 



Hyde, Little, IOO 
Hydefield, 7 

I. 

Iledinge, 124 

Inner Temple, 122, 124 

Inston's Heath, 106 

Ipswich, 133 

Ivington, 65, 82, 109, 121, 

123, 124, 127, 134 
Ivington Mill, 124 

J- 

Jeffreys Meadow, 103 
Julian's Orchard, 101 



K. 

Kawney's Field, 65 
Ketteringham, 124 
Kettle's Cure, 27, 28, 29, 

32, 33, 34 
Kettrington, 124 
Kimbolton, 127, 136 
King's Tenement, 91 
Kingsmede, 8 
Kinnersley, 51, 125, 131, 

132 

Kinnersley House, 134 
Kinton, 125, 126 
Knighton, 63, 64, 65, 67, 

68, 70, 72, 74, 75, 76, 77 
Knighton Church, 71 
Kyre, I, 2, 3, 7, 17, 22, 34, 

42, 43, 123 
Kyre Brook, 42, 79 
Kyre Church, 53 
Kyre Church Porch, 31,32 
Kyre Common, 52, 58 
Kyre Court, 41, 49 
Kyre Field, 76, 77, 78, 79 
Kyre, Great, 135 
Kyre, Little, 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 

". 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 
21, 27, 28, 29, 32, 34, 44, 
47, 55, 58, 59, 60, 61, 66, 
"8, 135 

Kyre, Manor of, 42, 43 
Kyre Park, 16, 24, 28, 34, 
40, 41,42, 51, 76, 78,79, 
129 

Kyre Parsonage House, 48 
Kyre Wyard, 4, 5, 18, 23, 
24, 25, 28, 30, 33, 36, 37, 
38, 39, 40, 4, 42, 43, 44, 
46,47, 49, 5, 5'. 52, 53, 
54, 55. 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 
61, 76, 77,78, 79,82,88, 
105, 106, 107, 109, no, 
ui, 112, 113, 114, 115, 
116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 
13, 133. 134. 136, 137 
Kyrebach, 4, 12, 41, 62, no 



L. 

Lady Acre, 22 

Lady Hill, 42 

Lady's Walk, My, 58, 59 

Lake, The, 62, 75 

Lambeth, 102 

Langford, 134 

Lasteton, 99 

Laundes Grove, 15 

Laysters, 22 

Ledbury, 89, 105 

Leigh, 79, 73 

Leinthall Starkers, 122 

Leintwardine, 121, 125, 126 

Leominster, 17, 27, 41, 42, 

65, 82, 121, 122, 124, 

127, 131, 136 
Lincoln's Inn, 35 
Lindridge, 63, 66, 67, 68, 

70, 71, 72, 74, 75, 76, 77, 

104 

Little Bagnall, 58, 59 
Little Field, 62 
Little Frome, 98 
Little Hereford, 65 
Little Hyde, 100 
Little Kyre, see Kyre 
Little Rowden, 107 
Little Witley, 64 
Llancadock, 89 
London, 23, 27, 31, 35, 37, 

50, 51, 56, 91, 108, 122, 

23, 137 
London, City of, 22, 119, 

136 

Longland, 7 
Long Meadow, 65, 71, 72, 

101, 105, 126 
Longward, 101 
Lord/s Acre, 116 
Lord's Close, 113, 116 
Lord's Meadow, 86, 105, 119 
Lounsech, 41 
Lower Horton, 61, 112 
Lower House, in 
Lower Stanley, 135 
Ludclington, 97 
Ludlow, 31, 91, 95, 96, 97, 

'30 

Ludyranes, 115 
Lye Grove, 77 
Lye, The, 77 
Lyers Ocle, 91 
Lynbrook, 30 
Lynche, 91 
Lyonshall, 136 
Lyther Mill, 84 



M. 

Malmesbury, 104 
Man Meadow, 113 
Maple Furlong, 72 
Maplethorn, 4, 10 



Marches of Wales, 27, 132 

Marcle, Much, 9, 10 

Marfurlong, 128 

Marlow, 125 

Marlpit, 62 

Martley, 21, 116 

Marwheele, 108 

Mawn, 128 

Meadow at the Lane End, 

70 

Meare Meadow, 112, 113 
Meene Meadow, 148 
Melbourne St. Andrew, 137 
Merton College, Oxford, 

132 

Mibury, 109 
Middle Temple, 36, 115 
Middleton, 65 
Milberstock, 38 
Mill Croft, 113 
Mill Hill, 72 
Mill Meadow, 42, 58, 6* 
Mill Way, 98 
Mills, 94 

Minories, London, 137 
Mitton, 45 
Monk Meadow, 70 
Monmedowehelde, 68 
Moores, 126 
Mouseley, 105 
Much Cowarne, see Cowarne 
Much Marcle, see Marcle 
Myethen, 71 

My Lady's Walk, 58, 59 
Mylnehurst, 33, 34 



N. 

Nether Hanley, see Hanley, 
Nether 

Nethewood, Netherwood, 
Netwood, 9, 10, 12, 13, 
14, 15, 16, 20, 22, 27, 28, 

29, 30, 31, 32, 33. 39, 45. 

46, 47, 50, 101, 102, 103, 

104, 106, 107, 108, 109, 

114, 115 

New House, 40, 44, 56, 59 
New Pool, 103 
New Pyning, 41 
New Tincling, 56, 126 
New Twynings, 116 
Newark, 132 
Newbonds, IOO 
Newnham, 52, 53, 62, 63, 

64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 70, 71, 

72, 73, 74, 75. 76, 77 
Newtown, 55, 56 
Norgates, 119 
Norstich, 56 
North Field, 42, 54 
Northmardon, 25 
Northwick, 137 
Northwood, 25 
Norton Bromyard, 60 



INDEX OF NAMES OF PLACES. 



O. 

Oaken Grove, 108, 126 

Odeley Style, 72 

Old Mills, 116 

Old Stratford, 97 

Oldehale, 62 

Ombersley, 35, 56 

Ombury, 78 

Orleton, 122, 125 

Osebarnes, 62, 67, 74, 76 

Over Hanley, 69 

Over House, 52, 107, 113, 

114, 120 
Over Wick, 86 
Overton on the Hill, 80 
Ox Leasowe, 62, 86, 118 
Oxenhall, 67, 72, 73, 74 
Oxford, 132 



P. 

Pannings, 8, 15 

Park Leasow, 101 

Park of Netherwood, 108 

Parkfield, 77 

Partridge, 86 

Paulton, 91 

Peachley, 84, 87, 88 

Peddenhale, I 

Pencomb, 23, 61, 65, 73, 
loo 

Pendock, 136 

Perrin's Tenement, 117 

Perry, Pirry, Pyrry, 3, 4, 
5. 6> 7, 8, 9, 10, n, 12, 
>3> '5, '6, 17, 20, 22, 24, 
26, 27, 29, 33, 34, 35, 36, 

37, 39, 52, S 
Philaser's Office, 36 
Pigeon House, 53, 60 
Pike, The, 113 
Pinchbeck, 73 
Plate Bridge, 63, 74 
Platepyke, 62 
Pole, 4, 12, 13, 15, 17, 20, 

23, 24 

Pool, 46, 54, 58 
Portans, 49, 50, 58, 59 
Porton Close, 116 
Powell's Land, 83 
Powick, 61, 84, 88 
Pownswick, II, 17 
Poytes Place, 106 
Prickley House, 1 16 
Priest Heales, 126 
Prioress Meadow, 47 
Puddlestone, 23 
Purbyn, 124 
Pykesley, 65 
Pye Corner, 120 
Pyon, Canon, 128 
Pyuis Land, 17 



R. 

Rayes Hide, 30 

Rea River, 63, 67, 69, 74, 

76 

Ribbesford, 66 
Ring, The, 62, 66, 67, 75, 

76 

Ripple, 16 
Rishwick, 87 
Rochford, 66 
Rock, too 
Round Pool, 1 18 
Rouwesiche, 5 
Rowbery Tenement, 117 
Rowden, 118, 119 
Rowden, Little, 107 
Rowegrove, 103, 113 
Rowlde, 86 
Rowmerfield, 56 
Russell's Croft, 113, 115 
Russell's Hill, 45, 57 



S. 

Sadler's Plot, 41 

St. Andeon's, 105 

St. Dunstan, London, 35, 37 

St. Fletcher's Chapel, 23, 26 

St. John, Bedwardine, 86, 

87,88 

St. Mary Le Bow, 55 
St. Mary's Chantry, 65, 75 
St. Owen's, 105 
Salowmill, 10 
Sampson's Fields, 90 
Sandy Furlong, 126 
Sankottes, 15 

Sapey, Upper, 13, 17, 18, 20 
Schurdesford Street, 99 
Sclatter's Mill, 62 
Scotts Ground, 40 
Scotts Grove, 22 
Sedneys, 126 
Shales Ground, 86 
Sheep Street, 99 
Shepcote Meadow, 56 
Shepherd's Meese, 56 
Shottery, 97 
Shrewsbury, 126 
Sipton, 96 

Small Meadow, 113, 115 
Smethedene, 6, 121 
Smocland, 128 
Sodington, 46, 76, 77 
Sommer Pole, 41 
Southeye, 89 
Southwair Ford, 74 
Southways Ford, 63 
Spalding, 73 
Stanford, 88 
Stanley, Lower, 135 
Stanton Harcourt, 5 
Stanway, 86 
Staunton-on-Arrow, 136 
Staybach, 124, 127 



Steedfold Pool, 126 
Stockton, 44, 127 
Stoke, 6, 22, 135 
Stoke Bliss, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 1 1, 

3. '4. 15, '7, 18, 19, 2, 
22, 23, 26, 28, 30, 32, 33, 

34, 35, 36, 37, 39, 44, 46, 
47, 49- 5, 5'- S 2 > 53, 54, 
55, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 66, 
102, 105, 117 

Stoke Edith, 105 

Stoke Milborough, 38 

Stoke next Clare, 126 

Stoke Prior, 96 

Stoke Wyckton, 65 

Stone, 44 

Stonefield, 10, II 

Stony Cross, 71 

Stoughton, 25 

Stratford-on-Avon, 97 

Stretford, 65 

Stretton, 92, 93, 94, 105 

Sturtts, 81 

Surfleet, 74, 75 

Sutton, 2, 17 

Sutton Sturmy, 12, 13, 44, 
54,56 

Sweet Green, 45, 51, 53, 57 

T. 

Tedstone Delamere, 103 
Tedstone Wafer, 29, 129 
Teme Lane, 126 
Teme River, 63, 65, 70, 72 
Temple Church, London, 

-r I23> , I2 r 4 

Temple, Inner, 22, 24, 27 

Temple, Middle, 36 

Tenbury, 13, 15, 44, 54, 
77, 80, 116 

Thorn Slade, 65 

Thornbury, 4, 8, 9, n, 25, 
26, 30, 32, 98, 105, 106, 
107, 108, 109, 114, 118, 

"9, 137 

Tobenhill, 46 

Trinity College, Cambridge, 

132 
Trinity, Minories, London, 

'37 

Tripelton, 122, 125, 126 
Trusham, 75 
Turbin, 124 
Twynings, New, 116 
Tynding, New, 126 
Tynne Meadow, 65 

U. 

Underley, 28, 29 
Underlyth, II 
Upcott, 131 
Upmardon, 25 
Upper Lands, 118 
Upper Sapey, see Sapey 



152 



INDEX OF NAMKS OF PLACES. 



V. 



Vallett, 40 
Verushill, 65 



W. 

Wacton, 82, 99, 100, 115 

Walcroft's Meese, 56 

Wales, Marches of, 132 

Walfoid, 122 

Walk, My Lady's, 58, 59 

Wall Town Mill, 118 

Wallhouse, 93 

Wards and Liveries, Court 

of, 42, 45, 125 
Wares Brook, 71 
Warton, 124 
Webley Furlong, 72 
West Meadow, 1(8 
Westcroft, 52 
Westfield, 62, 71 
Westhide, 105 
Westiton, 128 



Westmardon, 25 
Westminster, 126 
Weston, 55, 56, 105 
Wethy Acre, 86 
Whadon Hill, 68 
Whitbach, 41 
Whitbach hedge, 48, 49 
Whitbourne, 86, 100 
Whitfield, 92, 93, 94 
Whitton, 132 
Whyle, 121 
Wick. 84, 88 
Wick, co. Salop, III 
Wick Episcopi, 87 
Wick, Golden, 86, 87 
Wick, Over, 86 
Wick Sapey, 86, 87 
Wigmore, 121, 126 
Wigmore, Hundred ot, 125 
Wigmoresland, 122 
Wilkin's Close, 54 
Witley, 116 
Witley, Little, 64 
Wolferton, I, 2, 3, II, 15, 
16, 85, 100 



Wolley's Heath, 34 
Wolverhampton, 93 
Wood Leasow, 101, 117 
Woodcastle, 108 
Woodfurlonge, 81 
Woodhall, 72 
Woocllye, 113, 115 
Woodside, 82 
Woodston, 70, 72 
Woolley, 53, 57 
Wootton, 78 
Worcester, 53, 56, 77, 84, 

86, 91 

Worcester Castle, 100 
Wrathes, 36, 37, 49, 52, 56, 

57 

Wylkyn's Lands, 100 
, Wynsley's Grove, 34 
Wytton, 125 



Y. 



Yarkle, 105 
Yeaton, 125 



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